mark kirk http://tspr.org en Former Democratic Senator Alan Dixon Dies At 86 http://tspr.org/post/former-democratic-senator-alan-dixon-dies-86 Former U.S. Senator Alan Dixon died Sunday, just shy of his 87th birthday. &#160;His political career ended in 1992 when he lost a Democratic primary to Carol Moseley Braun.<p>In an interview recorded a couple of years ago, Dixon says a neighbor, who was the Democratic Party Chairman of Belleville, took him under his wing. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:17:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56116 at http://tspr.org Former Democratic Senator Alan Dixon Dies At 86 Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park http://tspr.org/post/schock-dedicates-pavillion-western-illinois-hopes-establish-national-park An effort to create a national park at former town site in western Illinois remains stalled in the US Senate.&#160; Congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican, is part of a bi-partisan group of lawmakers seeking the designation for New Philadelphia.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Amanda Vinicky" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201311/SchockACA_111213.JPG" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wuis/audio/2014/06/2014-06-03NewPhiladelphiaSchockWRAP.mp3" class="asset-audio">Lee Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:17:07 +0000 Lee Strubinger 54314 at http://tspr.org Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park New Philadelphia Bill Passes House Committee http://tspr.org/post/new-philadelphia-bill-passes-house-committee <p>A bill that would bring a historic site in Western Illinois &nbsp;one step closer to being preserved by the National Park Service has passed a U.S. House committee.<br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:39:09 +0000 Scott Stuntz 38331 at http://tspr.org New Philadelphia Bill Passes House Committee Senator Kirk in Hospital After Stroke http://tspr.org/post/senator-kirk-hospital-after-stroke <p>US Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has&nbsp; suffered a stroke and remains sedated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.</p><p>His neurosurgeon believes the 52-year old senator has a very&nbsp; good shot at making a full mental recovery.</p><p>Northwestern&nbsp; neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Fessler said Kirk suffered a&nbsp; &quot;dry stroke,&quot;&nbsp; in which sections of the right side of his brain were&nbsp; deprived&nbsp; of blood.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:35:59 +0000 Rich Egger 9059 at http://tspr.org Senator Kirk in Hospital After Stroke