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Sen. Kirk calls Hamas ‘Nazis’ as Israeli, Palestinian groups protest in Chicago

Several hundred chanted and waved Palestinian flags on one corner of Clark and Randolph, while across the intersection hundreds more waved Israeli banners. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Bulls sign Kirk Hinrich, Cameron Bairstow

Monday proved to be something old and something new for the Bulls, as the organization announced that they officially signed veteran guard Kirk Hinrich, as well as second-round pick Cameron Bairstow. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Busy Bulls add Nikola Mirotic, re-sign Kirk Hinrich

LAS VEGAS — Is it an NBA championship roster? Probably not. But with a two-day flurry of moves by the Bulls coming to an end Sunday evening, general manager Gar Forman has at least given his team a chance to compete in a weak Eastern Conference and maybe, with a few breaks, step on the […]

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Gutierrez rips Kirk for portraying border kids as “criminals”

WASHINGTON — Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill. said Friday the Department of Health and Human Services is not confirmining a claim by Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. that 429 children from Central America are being sheltered in Illinois and ripped Kirk for suggesting the children may have criminal records. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Kirk says 400-plus kids from Mexican border crisis are in Chicago

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk said today that 429 unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border crisis are in Chicago in the custody of a federal agency, and he wants to know if any of the children have criminal records. Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Sen. Kirk claims 429 border kids in Chicago

Sen. Mark, Kirk R-Ill., claimed on Thursday that 429 children have been sent to Chicago, in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, after arriving from Central America, part of the surge of unaccompanied young illegal immigrants massing at the U.S. southern border. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Kirk blasts new VA directive

Sen. Mark Kirk blasted a new directive from the acting head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday that requires veterans health officials to regularly review clinic scheduling practices, saying those responsible for the problems shouldn’t conduct the inspections. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Kirk Wants Hines VA Boss Booted Over Bonuses

Kirk Wants Hines VA Boss Booted Over Bonuses CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants heads to roll at Hines VA Hospital, due to the millions of dollars in bonuses paid out for top executives since 2011, in light of questions about whether patient waiting times were manipulated. CBS 2 Chief … Full News here […]

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Sens. Kirk, Franken make beer bet over Stanley Cup

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’s looking forward to an ice-cold Minnesota beer when the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Kirk, Rauner question Illinois’ Medicaid expansion

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Sunday sharply criticized a feature of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, contending Illinois’ expansion of Medicaid coverage deceives people into believing they have health insurance.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Durbin, Kirk Want To Talk To BP Executives About Whiting Oil Spill

(CBS) – U.S. Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin want a meeting with BP’s U.S. chief executive officer to discuss the latest spill at its Whiting, Ind., refinery. They sent a letter to BP CEO John Minge as the oil giant released a statement in which it more than doubled its estimate of the amount […]

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Sen. Kirk proposal cracks down on underage sex trafficking

“Backpage” is a notorious website that has been accused of helping those who sexually exploit teenagers. Sen. Mark Kirk called out the website's owners by name on Monday. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Rep. Davis, Sen. Kirk Claim Sugar Subsidies Costing Illinois Jobs

(CBS) – The recently passed Farm Bill left the U.S sugar subsidy program intact and two local lawmakers say that’s costing Illinois jobs, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter. play pause Lawmakers Claim Sugar Subsidies Costing Illinois Jobs WBBM Newsradio's Veronica Carter Brach’s left Chicago’s West Side in 2003 when the company relocated to Mexico. It was […]

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Kirk Hinrich out vs. Magic

Kirk Hinrich out vs. Magic CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich will miss Monday night's game against the Orlando Magic because of back stiffness, according to coach Tom Thibodeau. Hinrich, who missed Saturday's game against the Toronto Raptors, did not go through … Full News here – Read more on ESPN

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Kirk set to tour storm damage as cleanup continues

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is set to view the clean-up efforts in tornado-ravaged Washington as community leaders push to get federal aid for the recovery effort after two dozen tornadoes whirled across Illinois. Full News here – WFLD – News

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