U.S. Senator Mark Kirk http://peoriapublicradio.org en Sen. Kirk: Synthetic marijuana poses security risk for Illinois http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-synthetic-marijuana-poses-security-risk-illinois <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois US Senator Mark Kirk is cracking down on the export of synthetic marijuana. </span>IPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mariam<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sobh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:08:22 +0000 Mariam Sobh 25364 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Kirk: Synthetic marijuana poses security risk for Illinois Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/washington-mayor-attend-state-union-address <div>The mayor of one of the hardest-hit communities during the November tornadoes is headed to the nation’s capital. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk invited Washington Mayor Gary Manier to attend next week’s State of the Union address. Manier says Kirk toured the damage shortly after the destructive storm destroyed hundreds of homes.</div><div> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Denise Molina 17895 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Washington Mayor to attend State of the Union address Could Chicago host the next RNC? http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/could-chicago-host-next-rnc <div>The new head of the Illinois GOP says it’s too early to say whether Chicago should host the 2016 Republican National Convention.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That could be a tough sell to Chicago’s staunchly Democratic mayor.</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPR'S Alex Keefe reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Republican Party Chairman Jack </span>Dorgan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was cautious when asked today about the prospects of a Chicago RNC in 2016.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:30:34 +0000 Alex Keefe 14940 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Could Chicago host the next RNC? U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senator-kirk-reacts-possible-attack-syria <div>Another Illinois U.S. Senator is reacting to President Barack Obama’s call to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons.</div><div> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:28:31 +0000 Alex Keefe 11342 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senator Kirk reacts to possible attack on Syria Kirk takes center stage at Republican rally http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-takes-center-stage-republican-rally <div>Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk took center stage Thursday in Springfield for a Republican rally.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">His appearance comes nearly a year-and-a-half after he suffered a stroke.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPR’s Tony Arnold reports:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:07:15 +0000 Tony Arnold 10488 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk takes center stage at Republican rally U.S. Senator Kirk expects a solution on rising student loan rates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/us-senator-kirk-expects-solution-rising-student-loan-rates <div>Illinois Republican Mark Kirk says he expects the U.S. Senate to find a solution to rising student loan rates soon.</div><div> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:04:11 +0000 Lauren Chooljian 8236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U.S. Senator Kirk expects a solution on rising student loan rates