Mark Kirk

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

Doctor: Sen. Kirk Progressing After Stroke

The neurosurgeon who operated on Mark Kirk after his stroke says he is progressing as expected but remains in serious condition.


WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18:  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) (L) shakes hands with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) before a news conference about the 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) in Washington, DC. Kirk and Wyden called for the ECPA legislation to be updated so to ensure that the government must get a warrant from a judge before tracking our movements or reading our private communications.  (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Senate Work Can Go On As Kirk Recovers from Stroke

Kirk’s colleagues are likely to lend a hand, as they have for others who were absent for long periods.


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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Suffered Stroke, Underwent Surgery

It’s unclear how long his recovery could take or whether his full movement would be restored, doctors said.


The Mark Reardon Show: Payroll Tax Update, Looking Ahead to Iowa, Lawmaker For A Day

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus with the latest on the payroll tax cut bill in Washington. NewsRadio 1040 WHO host Jan Mickelson looks ahead at the Iowa Causcus. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on the payroll tax […]


Former Massachusetts Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gives a foreign policy address to cadets at the Citadel on October 7, 2011 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Getty/ Richard Ellis)

US Sen. Kirk Endorses Romney for President

Kirk said Monday that the former Massachusetts governor knows how to work with Democrats and independents.


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Senate Votes For Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Tally was 89-10 in favor. Mark Kirk (R) from the Missouri-Illinois delegation voted against.


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The Mark Reardon Show: Firefighter Pensions, Payroll Tax Cut Extension, Ben Stein on Gingrich

Chris Molitor, president of the International Firefighters Union Local 73, responds to the new pension plan put forth by Mayor Slay. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has the latest on a possible payroll tax cut extension. […]


Illinois Senator Joins Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The legislation targets doctors, clinics and pharmacies that prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics inappropriately.



Illinois’ Mounting Debt

According to the report, if each household in the state had to cough up cash to bail the state out, it would cost just over $6,600.



The Mark Reardon Show – Debt Deal Heats Up, Freedom Center of Missouri

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus joins Mark to respond to the debt crisis and what he thinks about the new deal. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk tells us about the debt bill he voted on and what […]




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