Kirk http://peoriapublicradio.org en Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-durbin-opposite-minimum-wage-changes <div>Illinois’ U.S. Senators are taking opposite positions on President Barack Obama’s call to raise the minimum wage in last night’s State of the Union speech. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:48:24 +0000 Alex Keefe 18192 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk, Durbin opposite on minimum wage changes Mayor Manier reacts to State of Union speech http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/mayor-manier-reacts-state-union-speech <div>Washington, Illinois Mayor Gary Manier was in the nation’s capitol for the State Of The Union last night. &nbsp;He was the guest of U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. The Central Illinois town was devastated following last November’s tornado. Manier says it was a thrill to see President Obama deliver the speech. But Manier says he was hoping the President would mention the state’s recovery efforts:</div><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:15:15 +0000 Alex Rusciano 18186 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Mayor Manier reacts to State of Union speech Sen. Mark Kirk back in hospital http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-mark-kirk-back-hospital <p></p><div>Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk was back in the hospital this weekend to have&nbsp;&nbsp;his gall bladder removed.</div><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:57:04 +0000 Brian Mackey 16075 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Mark Kirk back in hospital Sen. Kirk supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-supports-employment-non-discrimination-act <p></p><div>Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois took to the Senate floor Monday for the first time since suffering a stroke. &nbsp;He spoke out in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. &nbsp;It’s a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people, something that’s already in effect in Illinois.</div><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:08:31 +0000 Sean Powers 14430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sen. Kirk supports Employment Non-Discrimination Act Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-stresses-veteran-employment-job-fair-bradley <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says Illinois veterans are waiting twice as long as they should to get their claims processed. &nbsp;Kirk made his comments during a veterans’ jobs fair at Bradley University with Congressman Aaron Schock. &nbsp;Kirk says he’s co-sponsoring a Senate bill to cut down the waiting time:</div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 Alex Rusciano 10429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk stresses veteran employment at job fair at Bradley Kirk walks-back plan for mass gang member arrest http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/kirk-walks-back-plan-mass-gang-member-arrest <p></p><div>U.S. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is repudiating a plan he floated earlier this year to do a mass arrests of 18,000 gang members. &nbsp;IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:27:23 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 9091 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Kirk walks-back plan for mass gang member arrest