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Sen. Kirk wants probe of new VA hospital claims

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday there is new evidence of a "culture of corruption" at a veterans hospital in suburban Chicago and that a federal investigation of the facility should examine whether any alleged delays in treatment contributed to the deaths of patients.

May 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Geithner's memoir blasts Kirk's comments on China

CHICAGO | In his new memoir out Monday, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blasts U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois for "delusional" comments he allegedly made to Chinese officials about U.S. debt while a congressman in 2009.

May 12, 2014 3:15 pm

Kirk still seeking solutions to gang violence

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Monday he continues to push for congressional money and other potential solutions to combat street gang violence, and he even went on a ride-along with police through gang-plagued parts of Chicago.

August 19, 2013 4:20 pm

Kirk wants care for low-income stroke patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Low-income stroke patients on Medicaid in Illinois are offered just four sessions with a rehabilitation specialist, far too little therapy to allow them to make a strong recovery, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said in calling for a better standard of care.

August 17, 2013 4:25 pm
Sen. Kirk says he's 'broken' but with new voice

Sen. Kirk says he's 'broken' but with new voice

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Early one recent evening, as the U.S. Senate was voting on judicial recommendations, Mark Kirk was working the floor, starting with a long conversation with fellow Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos


In video, Kirk urges action on Ill. credit rating

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Sen. Mark Kirk has released a video calling for "decisive bipartisan action" to prevent further reductions in Illinois' credit ratings.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Experimental stroke therapy helps Illinois senator

Experimental stroke therapy helps Illinois senator

This photo taken from video provided Aug. 5 by Sen. Mark Kirk's office, shows Sen. Mark Kirk at his home in Fort Sheridan, Ill. Kirk is making excellent progress as he recovers from a stroke he suffered in January, according to medical experts not involved in his care who watched a video pro…

August 11, 2012 1:15 pm
Experimental stroke therapy helps Illinois senator

Experimental stroke therapy helps Illinois senator

CHICAGO | Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after he suffered a stroke in January.

August 10, 2012 1:15 pm
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