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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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Durbin, Kirk differ about marijuana

WASHINGTON—Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk staked out opposing positions on marijuana today during a coffee with constituents on Capitol Hill.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Mark Kirk Speaks On ENDA Support In First Senate Floor Speech Since Stroke

On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking in support of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. “I have been silent for the past two years due to a stroke,” Kirk said. “I’ve risen to speak because I believe so passionately in… ENDA.” Kirk, who […]

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Kirk, Rush tour violence-plagued Englewood

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk joined Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush in a tour of a Chicago neighborhood plagued by street gang violence. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Kirk, bipartisan coalition get $19M approved to help fight gangs

Senator Mark Kirk is on a crusade to get federal help to fix Chicago's gang problem and reduce gang-related crime in the city and across the nation. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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FEC: Ex-wife’s claims about Kirk funding not right

The Federal Election Commission has dismissed accusations by Sen. Mark Kirk’s ex-wife that he broke a series of campaign finance laws during his 2010 Senate race.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Kirk: NSA Leaker Snowden Should Make His Case In court

CHICAGO (CBS) – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said if NSA leaker Edward Snowden thinks he did the right thing by revealing the agency’s sweeping data collection of U.S. phone and Internet records, he should come home and defend himself in court. “This has been the most screwed up defection I’ve ever seen,” Kirk said Wednesday. […]

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Sen. Kirk attends Memorial Day parade in Arlington Heights

Parades stepped off across the Chicago area despite gloomy weather. Senator Mark Kirk attended one of the state’s biggest celebrations in Arlington Heights. Full News here – Chicago news and local news video for the Chicago area from WLS-TV ABC7 Chicago

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Kirk undecided on Pritzker for Commerce Secretary

Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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