Thursday, December 9, 2010

Capron man convicted in 2002 death of wife

Boone County jury Wednesday night convicted a Capron man of killing his wife after less than three hours of deliberations.
Aaron W. Null, 39, was convicted of murder charges in the 2002 disappearance and death investigation of his wife

defense had argued that Brynn left her home after she and her husband had a disagreement. Brynn’s blood had been found inside the home, but no weapon was ever located

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Mark Kirk on Social Security

Mark Kirk on Social Security

Republican Representative (IL-10)

Honor our commitment to America’s seniors

We will honor our commitment to America’s seniors and future Social Security beneficiaries by stopping the government from borrowing Social Security savings. Congress must enact a law to prevent the spending of our retirement savings on other government programs.

Source: Sep 9, 2000

Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable.

Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001: Vote to pass a bill that would raise the amount individuals may contribute to traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and to 401[k] plans and make pensions plans more portable

Reference: Bill sponsored by Portman, R-OH; Bill HR 10 ; vote number 2001-96 on May 2, 2001

Rated 0% by the ARA [Alliance of Retired Americans], indicating an anti-senior voting record.

Kirk scores 0% by the ARA on senior issues

The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.

The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.

Source: ARA website 03n-ARA on Dec 31, 2003

Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives.

Kirk adopted the Republican Main Street Partnership issue stance:

Congress must address the rapidly approaching disaster of a depleted Social Security system. Within the next ten years "baby boomers" will start retiring. It is estimated that, as a result of this, by 2013 Social Security will be making greater payments to retirees than it will take in from the workforce. By 2032 the Social Security Trust Fund will be completely exhausted. Congress could rewrite this forecast by establishing individual savings accounts, restoring Social Security to permanent actuarial solvency, improving work incentives and/or resolving internal administrative problems.

Source: Republican Main St. Partnership Issue Paper: Fiscal Policy 98-RMSP3 on Sep 9, 1998

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Our new Senator


Mark Kirk

Current Position: U.S.  Senator (since November 2010)

Career History: U.S. Representative ( January 2001-November 2010); Counsel, House International Relations Committee (1995-1999); Lawyer, Baker & McKenzie, (1993-1994); Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, State Department (1992-1993)

Birthday: Sept. 15, 1959

Hometown: Highland Park, Ill.

Alma Mater: B.A.-History, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., (1981), M.S.-Economics, London School of Economics, London, England (1982), J.D.-Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (1992)

Spouse: none (divorced June 2009 from Kimberly Vertolli)

Religion: Congregationalist

Committees: N/ADC Office: 1030 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4835

District Office: 707 Stokie Boulevard, Suite 350 Northbrook, Ill. 60062 Phone: (847) 940-7143