Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is showing pessimism that lawmakers can reach a deal by the Fourth of July to raise the national debt limit.Congressional leaders want to form an agreement before they break for the holiday.
WASHINGTON -- Months after Illinois' new senator took office, the Supreme Court says it will not consider overturning the election of President Barack Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.The high court on Monday turned away an appeal from former Illinois Sen.
Illinois Republicans say the United States needs to change its economic policies. The credit agency Standard & Poor warns the U.S. government could lose its top credit rating in the next two years if lawmakers don't make a long-term plan to lower the deficit.U.S. Sen.
U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, said the country needs to make a number of changes to the oil industry to help bring the price of gasoline down. Around Chicago, the average price of gas is just over $4 per gallon. Kirk says the sooner the U.S.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, said Friday he expects Congress to reach an agreement over the federal budget before the end of the day. Legislative leaders have until midnight tonight to pass a budget or else they face a government shutdown.