There is a new focus on the safety of Lake Shore Drive and how Lake Michigan affects it after last week's blizzard. Hundreds of drivers got stuck in the snow there and eventually had to abandon their vehicles.Illinois U.S.
Illinois' two U.S. Senators are looking into the safety of Lake Shore Drive. That follows last week's blizzard, which forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their vehicles there.Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are trying to coordinate efforts between different government agencies.
Two Illinois Republicans want to ban Guantanamo Bay detainees from being held anywhere in the U.S.Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the American prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba should remain open."Common sense should prevail here that the U.S.
U.S Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is one of the "foreign-policy powers" in the new GOP Congress. That's according to the latest issue of Foreign Policy magazine. "Kirk might have the best foreign-policy chops of any new senator, " writes Foreign Policy's
Democratic Illinois Senator Dick Durbin says he supports a proposal by Senate Democrats that would set new limits on filibusters. Durbin says rules allowing senators to simply raise an objection to start a filibuster need to change.
The senate cloture vote on the defense authorization bill went down this afternoon, 57 to 40, largely along party lines, most likely killing any hope of passing repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in this session, and probably for years, given the incoming Republican majority in the House of