Senator Kirk's Week in Review

Senator Mark Kirk
2013-07-13 04:55:02
The Kirk Report Dear Friends, At home last week, I spent some time listening to what is important to you. Nothing matters more to me than understanding what needs to be done to make our state a better place to live.� Last Wednesday, I toured the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital where I met several of our nation's heroes. We swapped stories about rehabilitation experiences, and I highlighted the serious VA claims backlog our veterans face. It is unacceptable that Illinois veterans are waiting for more than a year to have their claims processed.� � [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/hinesva.JPG] [link 1] To read about my visit, click�here [link 2]. To learn more about about the claims backlog and my bipartisan plan to fix it, click�here [link 3]. I was honored to take part in the groundbreaking for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's state-of-the-art medical facility. If it were not for RIC, I would not be walking today.� The facility will feature cutting-edge technology meant to change the way physical medicine and rehabilitation is delivered in the United States with five interdisciplinary Innovation Centers to dedicated brain, spinal cord, nervous system and limb impairments in adults and children. [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/ricdig.JPG] [link 4]� [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/kirkjackson.jpg] [link 5] To learn more about the RIC Grounbreaking Ceremony, click here [link 6].� To read about the work that I am doing to improve stroke research and rehabilitation, and get more people back to work, click here [link 7].� I had an informative meeting with Sherrod Woods, 2012 Entrepreneurial Idol winner & CEO �of 3 NetWise, a health information technology firm in Chicago. Watch the video to learn more! [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/eivid1.jpeg] [link 8] The next Entrepreneurial Idol competition will take place August 22 at Chicago State University. Recently, I sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to discuss my stroke recovery and why rehabilitation works. [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/cbsvid.png] [link 9] Please watch the video above and share it with your friends and family to inspire other stroke survivors to never, ever give up. As your Senator, I am wholly committed to ending gang violence in Chicago. On July 2nd, I joined Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Commander Fred Waller of the 6th District on a ride-along through the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago�s far south side.� [image = www.kirk.senate.gov/images/ridealong.jpeg] While showing hot spots for gun violence, Superintendent McCarthy briefed me on the history of local gangs and gang factions and highlighted CPD's efforts to combat crime and drug gang violence. As a member of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Sub-Committee which funds the Justice Department, I am working to secure resources to fight gangs of national significance. To learn more about my work on your behalf, please visit my website www.kirk.senate.gov. [link 10] It is an honor to represent you in the Senate. Very Truly Yours, [image = kirk.enews.senate.gov/images/kirksigNoBg.png] Mark Kirk United States Senator
July 13, 2013

Dear Friends,

Last week, I spent some time listening to what is important to you. Nothing matters more to me than understanding what needs to be done to make our state a better place to live. 

Last Wednesday, I toured the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital where I met several of our nation's heroes. We swapped stories about rehabilitation experiences, and I highlighted the serious VA claims backlog our veterans face. It is unacceptable that Illinois veterans are waiting for more than a year to have their claims processed. 

 

To read about my visit, click 

I had an informative meeting with Sherrod Woods, 2012 Entrepreneurial Idol winner & CEO  of 3 NetWise, a health information technology firm in Chicago. Watch the video to learn more!

The next Entrepreneurial Idol competition will take place August 22 at Chicago State University.

Recently, I sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to discuss my stroke recovery and why rehabilitation works.

Please watch the video above and share it with your friends and family to inspire other stroke survivors to never, ever give up.

As your Senator, I am wholly committed to ending gang violence in Chicago. On July 2nd, I joined Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Commander Fred Waller of the 6th District on a ride-along through the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago�s far south side. 

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While showing hot spots for gun violence, Superintendent McCarthy briefed me on the history of local gangs and gang factions and highlighted CPD's efforts to combat crime and drug gang violence. As a member of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Sub-Committee which funds the Justice Department, I am working to secure resources to fight gangs of national significance.

To learn more about my work on your behalf, please visit my website www.kirk.senate.gov.

It is an honor to represent you in the Senate.

Very Truly Yours,

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Mark Kirk
United States Senator


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