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Durbin, other Democrats, reach across the aisle to keep Kirk's priorities moving

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While Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park is recovering from a stroke, several of his priorities are moving ahead in the Senate, in part thanks to fellow Illinois. Sen. Dick Durbin and a handful of other Democratic senators. Durbin describes the Senate's actions as "small things I know are largely symbolic, but I hope they help buoy (Kirk's) spirits."
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