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4:28 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Ill. Sens. Durbin, Kirk respond to death of Kim Jong Il

Illinois' two U.S. Senators, Republican Mark Kirk (l) and Democrat Dick Durbin.
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Reporting from WBEZ's Susie An used in this report.

Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says North Korea faces instability after the death of dictator Kim Jong Il.

Kirk, a Republican, says regardless, the U.S. should attend the funeral of Kim Jong Il if invited by North Korea.

"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," Kirk said.

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