News

Mark Kirk Has A Change of Heart on Children Here After Crossing the Border

Mark Kirk Has A Change of Heart on Children Here After Crossing the Border

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) seems to have changed his tune when it comes to the child immigrants from Central America.

Kirk had previously called for the kids to be deported back to their home countries, but that was before he met some of the children being temporarily housed in facilities in Illinois.

“It was a changing experience for me to meet those kids,” Kirk said. “The kids that I met were from Honduras and their parents had been killed by (the criminal gang known as) MS-13. Really sad situation.”

Kirk says he still believes those children should be placed with family members, as he thinks they’ll do the most to protect the kids.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

policememorial

Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

4 hours ago in Local

Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

springfield_police_1

Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

6 hours ago in Local

No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

tax

Maybe Wednesday

6 hours ago in Local

More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

4-20-16 MAP Rally 1

Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

13 hours ago in Local

Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

crops

Corn progress best in years