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Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth is promising to fight for the middle class and recalling her own victories over adversity as she becomes the second woman to represent the Prairie State in the U.S. Senate. 

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Update: Kirk tweeted an apology to Duckworth Friday morning, expressing gratitude for her family's service.

Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has mocked Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family history of military service in the U.S., implying that her Asian-American heritage should cast doubt on her claims.

Illinois Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is again reversing course on his pick for president. In March he said he "certainly" would support Donald Trump if he became the GOP's presidential nominee.

Update Tuesday Afternoon: Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he's "disgusted" by Trump's comments.  

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican up for re-election this fall, says he will not support his party’s presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump.

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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has become the first Republican senator to break with party leaders and call for a vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick. Kirk said Friday on Chicago radio station WLS that the Senate should "man up and cast a vote."

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The Illinois Republican Party and the Republican National Committee have announced a new state director whose job is to boost the party's election prospects.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's disappointed that the Senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases.

Kirk was one of four Republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed Wednesday, 56-46. Five Senate Democrats voted against the measure.

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says he supports same-sex marriage. Kirk said in a post on his blog yesterday that same-sex couples should have the right to civil marriage. He says what matters in life is who you love and "government has no place in the middle."