Coming Soon To A Town Near You

Senator Mark Kirk
2014-08-17 06:09:53
Mark Kirk U.S. Senator for Illinois [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/blog/august2014/augustofaction-narrow.png] [link 1] Dear Friend, This week I continued my #AugustofAction [link 2] in Chicago, Springfield, and Decatur. Here are a few of the stops I made: [image = photos-g.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-prn/10488611_1497117440505838_347438875_n.jpg] [link 3] In Chicago I met with local seniors to discuss combating Medicare Fraud using a Common Access Card [link 4]. With their social security number prominently displayed on the front of their Medicare cards, Illinois seniors are at a high risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. The Common Access Card would ensure that all seniors have the same level of identification security as our active duty men and women. [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/statefairsq.jpg] [link 5] In Springfield, I stopped at the Illinois State Fair to talk to Illinois residents about why we need comprehensive reform to restore faith in American credit [link 6]. Did you know that Illinois' credit rating is only slightly higher than Kazakhstan's? [image = photos-c.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xaf1/10598370_684480481644530_983648833_n.jpg] [link 7] I also challenged 1450 AM's Sam Madonia to an Illinois State Fair Food Challenge [link 8], where we tasted 14 different foods from across Illinois. What's your favorite Illinois food? Tweet at me [link 9] or share your photo from the state fair on Instagram using #ILFairFoodContest [link 10]. [image = scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10597413_516639821802090_1207781290_n.jpg] [link 11] Later that day, I visited Memorial Medical Center [link 12] where I discussed the importance of medical research and access to rehabilitation with doctors and stroke survivors. As a stroke survivor, I know firsthand how important facilities like Memorial Medical Center are to helping Americans return to work after suffering a debilitating injury. [image = photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xfa1/10584728_1535375610016061_889982948_n.jpg] [link 13] On Friday, I visited Decatur Memorial Hospital [link 14] where we discussed new technology that will help patients return to work after suffering a debilitating injury. The hospital has been recognized with the Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. For more photos and videos of my stops, you can *follow along during my August trip across our state* using this interactive map on my website [link 15] or on Facebook [link 16], Twitter [link 17], Instagram [link 18] and Tumblr [link 19] with #AugustofAction [link 20]: [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/blog/august2014/mapteaser2.png] [link 21] During the rest of my #AugustofAction [link 22], I'll be traveling to Rockford, Marion and everywhere in between. I look forward to continuing my conversations with you about how I can fight for you in Washington. Together we can get our country back on track by reducing the size of our government and empowering all Americans. To learn more about my work on your behalf and my #AugustofAction [link 23], please visit my website [link 24]. For real-time updates, please join me on social media: [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/facebook.gif] [link 25]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/twitter.gif] [link 26]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/instagram.gif] [link 27]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/youtube.gif] [link 28]� [image = kirk.senate.gov/images/newsletter/tumblr.png] [link 29] 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 P.S. In case you missed it, last week I stopped in Waukegan to announce the completion of the Waukegan Harbor cleanup [link 30], visited the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to discuss cleaning up the Great Lakes [link 31], announced a partnership with local pastors [link 32] to keep children safe and met with small business leaders in Oak Brook [link 33] to discuss how the federal government can empower small businesses.
August 17, 2014

AUGUST OF ACTION

Dear Friend,

This week I continued my

 
PROTECT SENIORS FROM ID THEFT

In Chicago I met with local seniors to . With their social security number prominently displayed on the front of their Medicare cards, Illinois seniors are at a high risk of becoming a victim of identity fraud. The Common Access Card would ensure that all seniors have the same level of identification security as our active duty men and women.
 
ILLINOIS' CREDIT RATING

In Springfield, I stopped at the Illinois State Fair to talk to Illinois residents about why we need . Did you know that Illinois' credit rating is only slightly higher than Kazakhstan's?
 
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR FOOD CHALLENGE

I also challenged 1450 AM's Sam Madonia to an , where we tasted 14 different foods from across Illinois. What's your favorite Illinois food? or share your photo from the state fair on .
 
REHAB TO WORK

Later that day, I where I discussed the importance of medical research and access to rehabilitation with doctors and stroke survivors. As a stroke survivor, I know firsthand how important facilities like Memorial Medical Center are to helping Americans return to work after suffering a debilitating injury.
 
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS

On Friday, I where we discussed new technology that will help patients return to work. The hospital has been recognized with the Gold Plus Award by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

For more photos and videos of my stops, you can follow along during my August trip across our state using this interactive map or on

During the rest of my

Chicago
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Springfield
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Washington, DC
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