Senator Dick Durbin offered a sendoff to his Junior Senator Republican colleague Thursday. Durbin recapped six years of frequent cooperation with Senator Mark Kirk. He also saluted him on his recovery from a massive stroke four years ago.
Durbin says Kirk's service to the state and nation started long before he reached Capitol Hill's upper chamber.
Durbin says Kirk's successor Tammy Duckworth will work with him on Kirk's outgoing request that Durbin works to protect Lake Michigan.