SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in… Kirk admits to at least two more embellishments - Caught on video - “I simply misremembered it wrong”

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010

* 5:29 pm - Mark Kirk has more problems. He spoke to both the Tribune and Sun-Times editorial boards today and may not have come off too well. The Tribune got its story out first

In a new disclosure, Kirk acknowledged that his campaign’s promotion of him coming under fire while flying aboard an intelligence reconnaissance plane in Iraq may not be correct because there is no record of whether his aircraft was being fired upon.

Oh, man, that’s not good at all.

More…

Kirk also acknowledged a constituent letter sent out by his North Shore congressional district office last year that described him as a member of Operation Desert Storm, though he did not participate in that effort.

“I am sorry, absolutely,” Kirk said. “You should speak with utter precision. You should stand on the documented military record. In public discourse, for high office, you should make sure that there is a degree of complete rigorous precession.”

More on that one from Daily Kos, which broke the story earlier today. Kirk wrote this in a constituent letter

As you may know, I am a veteran of the Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom missions.

Trouble is, he worked at the Office of Naval Intelligence just outside DC during Desert Storm. Oops.

I’ll post the Sun-Times stuff when it goes online. From the paper’s Twitter page

So, Mark Kirk happened by. He wouldn’t cop to “embellishment.” He claimed “mistakes” in translating precise military records into civilian.

Rep. Mark Kirk on his misstatement: “I misremembered,” “was distracted by Congressional campaign”

Um, huh?

* While Kirk was meeting with those editorial boards, his campaign appeared to dump a bit of oppo on Alexi Giannoulias

Giannoulias is currently the state treasurer of Illinois. And, according to his official website, “He founded and chairs the AG Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that donates money to treat child-related illnesses, curb poverty and assist disaster relief organizations.”

The problem is, the charity no longer exists. According to the AG Foundation’s tax return, “The organization was in existence only for the two-year period from 2005 to 2006.”

Giannoulias has since changed his website to “chaired” from “chairs” and “donated” from “donates.”

*** UPDATE - 5:51 pm *** The Tribune story made it sound like it was Kirk’s campaign that made the claim about him coming under fire over Iraq. Turns out, Kirk himself made the claim during a House floor debate. Watch


The quote…

“The last time I was in Iraq I was in uniform flying at 20,000 feet, and the Iraqi air defense network was shooting at us.”

Uh-oh.

*** UPDATE - 8:40 pm *** Sun-Times

“I simply misremembered it wrong,” Rep. Mark Kirk told the Sun-Times Thursday.

The North Shore Republican was trying to explain how he could have reported on his resume for a decade that he had been awarded the “Intelligence Officer of the Year” when he actually was describing a group medal awarded to his Naval unit as a whole.

Over and over again, Kirk tried to explain how tumultuous his life was when he got the award — he just won a primary election against 10 opponents and now was facing a tough general election for his first term in Congress.

“I swung by D.C. and picked up this award, but I was no longer focused on the award,” Kirk said.

“I apologize to you and your readers,” Kirk said several times.

Video

<

Watch live streaming video from chicagosuntimeslive at livestream.com

- Posted by Rich Miller        


40 Comments
  1. - MrJM - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:41 pm:

    “Kirk acknowledged that his campaign’s promotion of him coming under fire while flying aboard an intelligence reconnaissance plane in Iraq may not be correct because there is no record of whether his aircraft was being fired upon.”

    Mark need not worry — he’ll come under plenty of fire now.

    – MrJM


  2. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:47 pm:

    If this tempers the Tribune’s coverage of Kirk, will it cause him problems with collar-county Democrats? That’s a concern not only for the Kirk campaign, but the Brady campaign as well. Kirk is essentially the standard-bearer for the GOP in the Chicago area this cycle, and he has a generally good reputation within it.

    It’s also possible all this coming out now is good timing, as it may blow over before autumn. I’d simply cop to trying to inflate my record, establish the real accomplishments within, and then move on. Doing that would probably defuse the issue long before anyone picks up a ballot.


  3. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:48 pm:

    ===this coming out now is good timing===

    It also gets buried under the first day of the Blagojevich trial.


  4. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:53 pm:

    I’m so glad it’s not a pattern of false statements as some commenters have argued.


  5. - just sayin' - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:53 pm:

    This guy has a serious, serious problem with the truth. Major issues going on.


  6. - 10th Indy - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 5:55 pm:

    Hopefully this is the ripping off the band-aid moment - Acknowledge/apologize/correct - releasing the military records a great start.

    The downside is that statement parsing on both sides is going to be oppressive.


  7. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:07 pm:

    Is pathological lying considered a disability under the ADA?


  8. - Visual Manager - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:10 pm:

    Is there a legit third party candidate in this race??


  9. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:16 pm:

    It’s downright Hillary-esque.


  10. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:19 pm:

    Paging Mr. Keyes. Mr. Alan Keyes. You have a call holding on line one - long distance from Chicago.


  11. - Objective Dem - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:28 pm:

    Does this mean I need to delete the reference on my resume that I am “Writer of the Capital Fax Blog”? I write comments so its true. Or are the precision police going to nitpick.


  12. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:34 pm:

    (Chicago) Congressman Mark Kirk today revised a prior claim that he piloted the plane carrying then First Lady Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea that came under fire when landing in Bosnia. Kirk had previously stated on the House floor that he saved the plane by dodging numerous anti-aircraft missiles, and after landing grabbed a submachine gun and charged the airport perimeter, single-handedly killing dozens of attackers.

    Kirk acknowledged today that the flight was not under fire, he did not pilot it, and in fact has never been to Bosnia. He chalked it up to a misunderstanding, and instead of answering questions he alleged that his opponent was involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.


  13. - MrJM - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 6:41 pm:

    @DWBH - Start the draft!

    “Keyes for Senate, Part II”


  14. - Carl Nyberg - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:03 pm:

    If Kirk doesn’t drop from the race, I think the DSCC and Giannoulias campaign know how to make a TV commercial that reminds voters about Kirk’s false claims of combat experience.

    That is, the timing isn’t going to save Kirk.


  15. - Thomas Westgard - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:07 pm:

    Scott Lee Cohen is kicking himself for not running for Senate, instead.


  16. - Watch Kirk's Springfield Announcement - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:11 pm:

    Go to the Illinois Channel website. Click on Campaign 2010. Find the link to the video of Kirk’s Springfield announcement. After speeches by Cross, Radogno and Edgar, Kirk speaks and talks of being in a Navy plane fired upon in Kosovo.


  17. - And I Approved This Message - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:18 pm:

    This is serious stuff. And blame all around for swallowing it whole in past campaigns. Nothing like that cool cap and impressive ribbons on the left side of your shirt to keep people from wondering if it’s true.

    That you lied has a life of it’s own. Why your lied is a different story.


  18. - ZC - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:48 pm:

    Someone on Dan Seals’ opposition research team really outta kicking themselves about now.


  19. - Carl Nyberg - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 7:57 pm:

    ==Someone on Dan Seals’ opposition research team really outta kicking themselves about now.==

    Since I did have a role in breaking this story, I’d like to address this point.

    The Tenth Dems have long known Kirk was at least exaggerating his military experience and record.

    But the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times were not willing to press Kirk for details.

    The traditional media outlet that caused this story to go big time was the Washington Post.

    Why did the Giannoulias campaign have to go to the Washington Post to get this story covered?

    I expect the answer is that the Trib and S-T continued to refuse to press Kirk.

    The Tribune wants the “moderate” wing of the GOP to be resurgent, the pro-free trade, pro-abortion rights guys. Was the Trib reluctant to question Kirk b/c the paper wanted him to be their golden boy?

    The S-T aligns with Democrats, but is very pro-Israel and hawkish on Middle East policy. Kirk is the darling of the Israel Lobby. Did the S-T go easy on Kirk b/c he aligned himself closely on Middle East policy?

    The fact that Seals campaign couldn’t get the Chicago media to cover Kirk’s bogus military claims doesn’t reflect on Seals or his staff. It reflects on the two big newspapers in Chicago.


  20. - Park - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:03 pm:

    most of his representations are strictly accurate, i.e ‘member of desert storm MISSION’. But most people in the military have more honor than to allow such misleading statements to go uncorrected. Another prize politician for Illinois.


  21. - dupage progressive - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:04 pm:

    Gotta love SJR - one of their top stories right now is about the national spelling bee.


  22. - Berkeley Bear - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:06 pm:

    The “enemy fire” in Iraq isn’t Kirk’s only such statement. Back when he first announced his cnadidacy, he was claiming “serving over” many countrys and lots of “combat missions” in both Bosnia and Iraq, and told at least one more such story about Bosnia. In the clip below (which was put on the Ellen of the 10th blog by an anonymous poster), Kirk tells a funny story at around the 12 minute mark about confusing flak (anti-aircraft fire) for “weather over the target”.

    http://www.illinoischannel.org/Campaign2010/KirkMark090721.htm

    There are a lot of problems with this cuter story. The big one is asserting coming under fire when there’s no mention of it in the more accurate version of events on his revised campaign bio. Another is claiming it was his “first mission” over Kosovo, when now it would have had to be (if it happened at all, which there’s no indication it did) on his only fight over Kosovo as an “observer.” A third is that there’s no reason an EC-130 would be flying over a target - they aren’t bombers, but e-jammers and signal intercept planes with no defensive weaponry. Putting them over a target would be a pointless risk.

    This story sounds a lot like some WWII anecdotes I’ve heard, but nothing like the experiences Kirk had. It’ll be interesting if he ever gets pushed on this.


  23. - George - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:11 pm:

    Man, I think some politicians are ready to shoot the person who created the CSPAN video archive that just opened up.

    (points if you get the reference)


  24. - Fed-Up - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:22 pm:

    This is going to be one great election. I think I will end up voting for the candidate I dislike least.


  25. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:33 pm:

    I’m an old man, I regret I never served. I admire those who did immensely.

    I find anyone who lies about their service despicable.

    In case you haven’t noticed, there have been thousands of our young men and women, kids in their 20s, who have been killed in our recent, half-assed Asian adventures.

    if we feel the need to send people to get tough somewhere, send old people like me. I’ve had a pretty good time on this planet. I’m old and tough. Give the young folks a chance to build a life of their own.

    If we want to maintain an American Empire, let the old folks like me take he risks, not the kids.


  26. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:40 pm:

    Amen Word


  27. - Reformer - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:51 pm:

    The misrepresentations are so numerous now that they render ineffective Republican attempts to minimize them and claim no wrongdoing.


  28. - one day at a time - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 8:58 pm:

    Anchors Away Mate….don’t forget to close the hatch on your way out…


  29. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 9:05 pm:

    PJW, we all owe these patriots better. God bless them.

    I wish I had been smarter back in the day. God bless those who were.


  30. - Eman - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 9:14 pm:

    “…how tumultuous his life was when he got the award — he just won a primary election…” BUT, he didn’t put the FAKE AWARD brag on his website then. He waited until early 2003. The FAKE AWARD was a deliberate rewrite two years after that “tumultous” time in his life. Check The Wayback Machine. All archived, Markie.


  31. - Peggy SO-IL - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 9:41 pm:

    All the more reason I was right not to support him in the primary.

    Pols have to be careful in this day and age. The public can get video of nearly every “mistake” they make and nail them.

    Some one mentioned the SJR covering the national spelling bee. The BND’s big story today and a few prior days was a Chinese widow getting back to China after a marriage plan with a local man fell through. Godspeed to her but I don’t think it’s news. If one relied on the BND, one would be largely unaware of any elections in IL this year. Kirk? Who’s Kirk? Bill Brady? You mean Mike and Carol? Huh? Who’s Sheila Simon? What’s she running for? Trial? Blago? [whoops, there is a story linked on this but low on the list.] and so on…sorry for the media rant.


  32. - Rob N - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 9:55 pm:

    10th Indy, “The downside is that statement parsing on both sides is going to be oppressive.”

    Welcome to the 1789 election…. Sheesh, where’ve you been for every election since you, let alone our Constitutional democracy, were born?

    ZC says, “Someone on Dan Seals’ opposition research team really outta kicking themselves about now.”

    To add to Carl Nyberg’s clear and concise response, recall also that the former 10th CD beat reporter for the Tribune is now one of Kirk’s Senate campaign spokeswomen.

    Suzie Kuczka was known to make Trib stories as Kirk-friendly as possible, even going so far as to include after-the-fact article updates with superfluous quotes from Kirk supporters.

    It’s little wonder Kirk hired her to his comm staff after the Trib laid her off.

    Eman says, “The FAKE AWARD was a deliberate rewrite two years after that “tumultous” time in his life.”

    Good point.

    Kirk didn’t make a lot of these false claims until years after that first campaign. Has his entire House career been “tumultuous”? If so, how on earth does he think he could handle an even more intense Senate seat?

    His whole non-apologetic apologia makes no sense.

    He premises his “apology” on the notion that civilians don’t know the difference between unit awards and individual awards let alone the difference between serving in a battle instead of during a battle (on a different continent no less).

    Please.

    Send him down to the Gulf. He’ll drill those relief wells faster than BP at the rate he’s digging holes for himself.


  33. - Southerner - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 10:08 pm:

    Kirk Dillard in a cake walk!


  34. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 10:14 pm:

    I had no idea Glenn Poshard was running Kirk’s campaign.
    thank you “Word” for your volunteerism. Never fear, I believe BP’s next plan is to pump old people into the broken pipe in hopes that their proclivity for sluggishness will slow if not seal the leak. If a 75 year old driver on the tollway can back up rush hour traffic for eternity surely a couple thousand of them can plug the leak. We can only pray it works. It would have the added benefit of greatly reducing gov’t spending and help get the economy on its feet again. So, thanks again.
    Time to settle down for a late night soylant green burger. Yummy, they taste so familiar, like family. I wish grandpa was around to enjoy one of these.


  35. - hisgirlfriday - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 11:22 pm:

    “misremembered it wrong”?

    Wouldn’t that mean you remembered it right?


  36. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 3, 10 @ 11:29 pm:

    No. He could’ve misremembered it right and he wouldn’t be in this fine mess right now. At least, that’s my take.


  37. - Sent from my iPhone - Friday, Jun 4, 10 @ 8:30 am:

    I think he did a pretty good job with the Sun Times board, I watched the whole thing and he didn’t flub at all.


  38. - Independent - Friday, Jun 4, 10 @ 8:38 am:

    For the Senate we have the incompetent, bungling banker/treasurer who changed the story on his role at the bank against the slick US Rep who cannot get his military service right. In the gubernatorial race we have the dithering, flip-flopping Quinn against the ultra-right, detached from reality Brady.

    With these incredibly bad choices turnout this fall will be miserable. I think Alexi would have pulled it out even without the Kirk firestorm. Quinn will edge out Brady. Illinois is too blue for me to see it otherwise.


  39. - Carl Nyberg - Friday, Jun 4, 10 @ 8:57 am:

    Just noticed this.

    After the initial press coverage of Kirk wrongly claiming “intelligence officer of the year” the Kirk campaign sent a press release with quotes from Illinois veterans supporting Kirk (attacking Giannoulias).

    I noticed the list contains no one who served with Kirk.

    Another tidbit. Kirk’s campaign misspelled State Rep. Ron Stephens’ name in the sub headline.

    Nothing says how much Kirk respects veterans as misspelling the name of a supporter who is a veteran and an elected official in your home state.

    Mark Kirk: excellence in action.


  40. - Carl Nyberg - Friday, Jun 4, 10 @ 8:59 am:

    Here’s the blurbs Kirk sent out posted on Lynn Sweet’s blog.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Today's map: Every state's wealthiest person
* Question of the day
* The Sun-Times' inexcusable reefer madness
* Today's long read
* How times change
* 4,700 percent increase in Chinese students at UIUC since 2003
* Pollapalooza
* Another day, another $1.5 million
* Justifiable turnabout or pay to play?
* Cook moves Enyart district from "Lean D" to "Toss-up"
* Two important inversion opinions
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Thanks, Obama: Now you can legally unlock your smartphone if you want to
        * These are currently the best prepaid solutions available in the U.S.
        * iPhone 6 won’t glow, Plastic Moto 360, HTC Windows Phone & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Unboxing (Video)
        * Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act becomes law
        * Pardon the dust
        * FCC’s new proposal will put a stop to any Sprint, T-Mobile spectrum-acquiring joint venture

        * Looks like Amazon’s CIA cloud is live
        * GameStops In Philadelphia To Start Fingerprinting Customers Who Trade-in Games
        * Alleged iPhone 6 Home Button/Touch ID Component Leaked
        * Job Cuts At Beats Not Happening Yet [Rumor]
        * Flappy Bird Returns As Flappy Birds Family On Amazon’s Fire TV
        * President Obama Signs Cellphone Unlocking Bill, Makes It Legal
        * Head Of Beats Music To Now Head Up iTunes Radio At Apple

        * Abreu's hit streak at 21 following RBI single
        * Gardenhire gets out call at first overturned in seventh
        * Abreu's hit streak at 21 following RBI single
        * Putnam feels good after bullpen session
        * Saladino's season over following Tommy John surgery
        * Pitching coach Cooper returns to White Sox
        * GM Hahn disappointed by stalled deal


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Sen. Kirk seeks investigation of federal disast.....
        * Illinois politicians created a kitchen sink bal.....
        * Quinn signs law expanding ban on cyberbullying .....
        * Gov. Quinn signs bill extending Illinois drone .....
        * Illinois Gov. Quinn signs legislation strengthe.....
        * Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortun.....
        * Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortun.....
        * Quinn celebrates completion of broadband project..
        * New bill reduces fishing and hunting fees for o.....


        * Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune
        * Ill. drone law extended to private operators
        * Quinn signs bills bolstering Ill. child protection
        * Firefighter puts out neighbor's Bloomington blaze
        * Memorial set for ex-Ill. Commerce Chairman Manshio
        * Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying
        * Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits
        * State halts disposal of gas waste at Clinton site
        * Trial of man in officer's death to stay in Pontiac
        * Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

        * Rauner pledges $1M in personal funds, catches criticism
        * New law expands state Holocaust Commission
        * Search salary information for state, city, county employees
        * Quinn, Rauner budget plans debatable
        * Memorial set for former ICC chairman Calvin Manshio
        * Rauner meets with Sangamon County GOP
        * Back pay, OT pushes state government's '$100,000 club' to 7,800
        * Quinn signs law expanding ban on cyberbullying
        * Rauner event on Saturday moved to Boondock's
        * Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

        * Quinn signs law expanding ban on cyberbullying
        * Quinn TV ad portrays an Illinois comeback many voters don't feel
        * State universities at risk from Illinois budget woes, S&P warns
        * Illinois governor hopeful Bruce Rauner pledges $1 million of fortune
        * Rauner pledges $1 million of fortune


        * Deerfield man found near Oregon nature camp
        * A family’s grace amid tragedy
        * Open door to third parties on ballot
        * Rockets, summer program helps IIT freshmen soar
        * Pension payments delayed to retired Chicago teachers
        * Former co-worker recalls shooter, victim in Loop office tragedy
        * Computer glitch delays teachers’ pension deposits; checks can be picked up at Loop office
        * Everything you need to know about Lollapalooza 2014


        * 16-year-old suffers graze wound on South Side
        * McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage
        * Mississippi man charged in 2013 slaying on West Side
        * Man gets natural life plus 25 years for son's murder, girlfriend's assault
        * Loop shooting: How did trusted partner become disgruntled gunman?
        * Rosie sign on Kennedy Expressway gives family hope
        * Chicago man fatally shot in Aurora: police
        * Rauner, Quinn get big campaign contributions
        * Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say
        * Astronaut sky high on list of best graduation speakers


        * Feds set to divert refugee funds to deal with unaccompanied minors
        * Durbin Files Legislation Reacting To Hobby Lobby Decision
        * Listen to State Week - August 1, 2014
        * "The Civil War" Becomes A Downtown Musical
        * New Choir Brings A Level Of Expertise
        * Republican Attorney General Candidate: Pension Changes Unconstitutional
        * Some Historic Sites To Curtail Hours Due To Lack Of Money
        * At Historic Sites, Budget Cuts Could Lead To Closures
        * State Fair Manager "Moving Forward" After Ethics Violation
        * Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime


        * Derrick Gay: An opportunity to prevent another unnecessary war
        * Charles Krauthammer: Kerry the Clueless
        * Rauner pledges $1M in personal funds, catches criticism
        * Search salary information for state, city, county employees
        * Memorial set for former ICC chairman Calvin Manshio
        * Quinn signs law expanding ban on cyberbullying
        * Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits
        * Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Changes coming to Prairie Capital Convention Center board
        * Margaret Niederer: Bruce Rauner is not the change Illinois needs


        * PHOTOS: Decatur Celebration Friday-Danny Damiani
        * PHOTOS: Decatur Celebration Friday - Lisa Morrison
        * St. Jude Run
        * Kids Chalk Contest
        * New travel softball team to hold tryouts
        * Revamped ATV measure approved
        * Sign-up Saturday for Free Fair pageants
        * Weird and wonderful things you can buy at the Decatur Celebration
        * Four injured in two-vehicle crash
        * Big Latch On to celebrate Breastfeeding Week


        * Sox GM Hahn says team may still deal
        * Grayslake fire quickly extinguished
        * House approves bill that would deport 500,000
        * Four suburban men face drug trafficking charges
        * Obama plans executive actions on immigration

        * Schock helps introduce 'full-service schoo...
        * Schock and Hoyer Introduce School Bill - C...
        * Shimkus seeks investigation of federal dis...
        * Schakowsky Introduces Legislation to Rewar...
        * Communicators with Representatives Lofgren...
        * Illinois representatives bring issue of hu...
        * Representative Schakowsky Statement on Fin...
        * Shimkus, Davis to host human trafficking s...
        * Taking care of the immigrant children cros...
        * Shimkus wearing two hats during election y...

        * Schakowsky Introduces Legislation to Rewar......
        * Schakowsky Introduces Legislation to Rewar......
        * FDA to Require Premarketing Approval for "......
        * FDA to Require Premarketing Approval for "......
        * FDA to Require Premarketing Approval for "......

        * Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier......

        * The Big Heart
        * Guest ten minute drawing. Annie Tan.
        * Guest ten minute drawing. Arthur Goldstein.
        * Guest ten minute drawing. Jose Vilson.
        * Guest ten minute drawing. H.D. Worth.
        * Gustafson ideas arrive in time for you
        * Six easy ways to protect sensitive online data: National Cyber Security Awareness Month
        * Earned Sick Time Chicago Coalition Delivers Petition Signatures To Mayor's Office
        * Chicago manufacturing lags during nation's economic recovery
        * Agriculture Coalition supports Rauner for Governor


        * ICYMI: Federal funds misused in Quinn anti-violence program
        * Governor Quinn Invites Applications for 32nd Annual Hometown Awards
        * Governor Quinn Announces Completion of Cutting Edge Broadband Network - $100 Million Illinois Century Network Construction Brings Ultra-Fast Access to Communities Across 55 Counties
        * Veteran Hiring Event Nets 26 On-the-Spot Job Offers - Pre-Registration and Illinoisjoblink.com Key to Hiring Success
        * Governor Quinn Announces Investments to Expand Recreation and Tourism in Rockford Area - Investments Will Help Expand and Improve Rockford Area Facilities to Create Jobs, Support Recreation and Drive Tourism




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller