Kim Jong Il http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Sens. Durbin, Kirk respond to death of Kim Jong Il http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-sens-durbin-kirk-respond-death-kim-jong-il <p><em>Reporting from WBEZ&#39;s Susie An used in this report.</em></p><p>Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says North Korea faces instability after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/19/143933745/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-il-69-has-died">death of dictator Kim Jong Il</a>.</p><p>Kirk, a Republican, says regardless, the U.S. should attend the funeral of Kim Jong Il if invited by North Korea.</p><p>&quot;We should sent a delegation because we should always try to build a new relationship with the regime even though it looks pretty bleak at this point,&quot; Kirk said.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:28:22 +0000 WBEZ 2708 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Sens. Durbin, Kirk respond to death of Kim Jong Il