Mark Kirk

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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

Nearly a year after suffering an major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (2nd L) waves to friends and supporters as he marks his return to the Senate by walking up the steps to the Senate door with (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

After Return, Kirk Pushes Bipartisanship in Senate

In an interview with The Associated Press, Kirk described his return to the Senate as grueling but fulfilling.

02/14/2013

Portrait of American baseball player, Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals in uniform, circa 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Bi-State Senate Delegations Sign On To Musial Bridge Plan

The official name of the new bridge would be the “Stan Musial Memorial Bridge” if the bi-partisan effort is successful.

01/31/2013

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Durbin: Gun Control Must Start In The Senate

“John Boehner, the speaker of the House, basically threw in the towel. He said ‘we can’t do it here, do it in the Senate’”

01/18/2013

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Nearly 1 Year After Stroke, Kirk Returns to Senate

The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.

01/03/2013

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Illinois Sen. Kirk to Return A Year After Stroke

The 53-year-old Republican’s return is good news for fellow stroke patients and medical researchers.

01/01/2013

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Aides: Senator Kirk to Return January 3

The 53-year-old Kirk suffered a stroke last year which limited movement on the left side of his body. He’s undergone rehabilitation for his movement and speech.

12/06/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January.  Photo was taken in April. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Mark Kirk Setting Priorities for Return to Senate

Kirk hasn’t been back to the U.S. Senate since suffering a stroke earlier this year.

11/07/2012

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Sen. Mark Kirk Makes Public Appearance

Republican from Illinois had only been seen in videos while recovering from a stroke suffered last January.

11/04/2012

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