WBEZ | Sen. Mark Kirk http://www.wbez.org/tags/sen-mark-kirk Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Teens struggle to find jobs in tough economy http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-30/morning-shift-teens-struggle-find-jobs-tough-economy <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Teen Jobs - Flickr-iwearyourshirt.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Chicago Sky have made made it to the playoffs for the first time in eight years. What does Cheryl Raye-Stout think about their chances? And we talk about how many teen jobs have been hijacked by unemployed adults.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-55/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-55.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-55" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Teens struggle to find jobs in tough economy " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2013-08-30/morning-shift-teens-struggle-find-jobs-tough-economy Ill. senators split on Obama's troop withdrawal plan http://www.wbez.org/story/ill-senators-split-obamas-troop-withdrawal-plan-88250 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-June/2011-06-23/116282607.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Barack Obama's plan to bring 10,000 troops home from Afghanistan by the end of this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin says the president's announcement on Wednesday is a step toward the end of a long war. Durbin says the U.S. has&nbsp; accomplished its goal of destroying al-Qaida by killing Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.&nbsp;</p><p>However, Republican Sen. Mark Kirk says he's concerned the president hasn't followed the recommendations of Gen. David Petraeus on the timing of&nbsp; the troop withdrawals. Kirk says the Afghan army should have 400,000 troops before the U.S. withdraws its troops.&nbsp;</p><p>Obama says a total of 33,000 troops will be withdrawn by next summer. Afterward, the approximately 70,000 remaining will be withdrawn through 2014.</p></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/ill-senators-split-obamas-troop-withdrawal-plan-88250