Mark Kirk http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Senators Continue Push To Showcase Scott Air Force Base http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senators-continue-push-showcase-scott-air-force-base <p>The Air Force's top civilian official spent Tuesday morning at Scott Air Force Base with Illinois' political leaders.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:50:26 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Senators Continue Push To Showcase Scott Air Force Base Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-calls-congress-extend-fighter-jet-production-st-louis <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he will work to extend production of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-IZk3_KxRQ#t=67">EA-18 G Growlers</a> at Boeing’s defense facility in north St. Louis County.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kirk, who toured the assembly line and met with company leaders Monday, told reporters he will try to convince Congress to approve and appropriate funds for 22 more of the radar-jamming aircraft.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:29:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis Illinois' GOP U.S. Sen. Kirk Announces Support Of Same-Sex Marriage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-gop-us-sen-kirk-announces-support-same-sex-marriage <p><em>Updated: 3:46 p.m., 5:54 p.m.</em></p><p>Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois has released a statement today in support of same-sex marriage.</p><p>On his <a href="http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=blog&amp;id=686">website</a>, Kirk says "life comes down to who you love and who loves you back:"</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:47:31 +0000 Kelsey Proud & WBEZ 25041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois' GOP U.S. Sen. Kirk Announces Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Durbin, Kirk Introduce Anti-Gun Trafficking Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-kirk-introduce-anti-gun-trafficking-legislation <p>Illinois' two U.S. senators - <a href="http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/">Democrat Dick Durbin</a> and <a href="http://www.kirk.senate.gov/">Republican Mark Kirk</a> - say they and other senators will introduce a bill to crack down on gun trafficking and straw purchasing.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:36:49 +0000 The Associated Press 9888 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin, Kirk Introduce Anti-Gun Trafficking Legislation After Suffering Major Stroke, Sen. Kirk To Return To Work Jan. 3 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-suffering-major-stroke-sen-kirk-return-work-jan-3 <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, a year <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">after suffering a major stroke</a> that required months <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-sen-kirks-doctor-happy-stroke-recovery">of intense rehabilitation</a>.</p><p>Kirk has indicated previously that he'd return to work next month but hadn't specified a date. The Republican's spokeswoman, Erin Athas, confirmed the date on Thursday. She had no further details.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:32:19 +0000 The Associated Press 7110 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Suffering Major Stroke, Sen. Kirk To Return To Work Jan. 3 Kirk gives first public message since stroke in video http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kirk-gives-first-public-message-stroke-video <p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has issued his first public&nbsp;remarks since suffering a stroke.</p><p>In a video released Tuesday, Kirk says he can&#39;t wait to get back&nbsp;to work and is walking again. The 52-year-old senator <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">suffered a&nbsp;major stroke in January</a> and underwent emergency surgery. He entered&nbsp;a rehabilitation center in February and was discharged last week.</p><p>Here&#39;s that video statement:</p><p>http://youtu.be/WpBoYmKX-QQ</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 19:37:05 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 3655 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kirk gives first public message since stroke in video Ill. Sen. Kirk's doctor happy with stroke recovery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-sen-kirks-doctor-happy-stroke-recovery <p>Mark Kirk&#39;s doctor says he is pleased with the&nbsp;Illinois senator&#39;s progress in recovering <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">from a stroke in January</a>.</p><p>Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday that Kirk continues to improve&nbsp;his &quot;mobility for day-to-day activities.&quot; He adds that Kirk has&nbsp;been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits&nbsp;from close friends and family.</p><p>Harvey is the medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute&nbsp;of Chicago&#39;s Center for Stroke Rehabilitation.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:15:59 +0000 The Associated Press 3246 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Sen. Kirk's doctor happy with stroke recovery Surgeon: Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to good http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/surgeon-sen-kirks-condition-upgraded-good <p>Doctors say Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has been upgraded to good condition and is continuing to improve after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">a major stroke</a>.</p><p>Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is visiting with family and watched the Super Bowl.</p><p>In a Monday statement, Fessler says Kirk will be able to start rehabilitation soon.</p><p>The 52-year-old Republican was in good health when he was stricken last month.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:35:04 +0000 The Associated Press 3013 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Surgeon: Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to good Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-january-24-2012-0 <p><strong>Spring session kicks off today in Illinois</strong></p><p>Legislative leaders say budget items are expected to top the agenda in the coming weeks. Those items include the state&#39;s troubled pension system and Medicaid costs.</p><p>House Deputy Majority leader, Democrat Frank Mautino, says Medicaid reform could end up being more controversial than pensions. Mautino says payment cycles are stretching too long and that cuts have to be made.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:31:53 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2973 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Sen. Kirk upgraded to fair condition, is talking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-upgraded-fair-condition-talking <p>Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is continuing to improve <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sen-kirk-suffers-stroke">after a major stroke</a> and has been upgraded to fair condition.</p><p>Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is alert, talking and responding well to questions.</p><p>The Chicago hospital released a statement Monday about Kirk&#39;s progress, a little more than a week after he suffered a stroke that&#39;s affected his left side.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:28:42 +0000 The Associated Press 2966 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sen. Kirk upgraded to fair condition, is talking