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Senators Bet Brews On Hockey

Mark Kirk & Al Franken have a friendly wager on outcome of Hawks-Wild NHL playoff series

05/03/2014

Actor Seth Rogen on Capitol Hill, meets with Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois (Twitter/Mark Kirk)

Actor Seth Rogan Testifies in DC, Meets Ill. Senator Kirk

Rogen spoke about Alzheimer’s Disease impact, & blasted low turnout of elected officials.

02/27/2014

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Illinois Lawmakers Scramble to Digest Pension Bill

A growing chorus of conservatives made statements in opposition to the proposal they say is being rushed through. A draft of the 325-page legislation was distributed Sunday and Monday.

12/02/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) - (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Illinois Sen. Kirk Wants Federal Help to Fight Gangs

“The thing I was trying to get through was these criminal empires are far in excess of what Capone would’ve ever dreamed of.”

08/20/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.

08/18/2013

File photo of U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Getty/Frank Polich)

Sen. Mark Kirk Urges GOP to “Never Give Up”

Kirk says Republicans’ stance on fiscally conservative values will help protect Illinois from fiscal insolvency. The party comes off major losses in 2012 as well as a recent gay marriage flap.

08/15/2013

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Illinois Group Praises Kirk’s Same-Sex Marriage Support

Bernard Cherkasov says Kirk is influential among moderate Republicans, but it’s his argument itself that’s compelling.

04/03/2013

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Kirk is Second GOP Senator to Support Gay Marriage

Asked how he came to the decision to support same-sex marriage, Kirk said the country is ready for it.

04/02/2013

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Stan Musial Memorial Bridge Passed Unanimously in US Senate

“I’m thrilled to see the ‘Stan Span’ so close to becoming a reality, and urge my colleagues in the U.S. House to quickly approve this tribute,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.

03/12/2013

Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On ‘Straw Purchases’

The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

03/08/2013

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