For those of you keeping track, this strong endorsement of Congressman Mark Kirk over his opponent Dan Seals should seal the deal for Kirk: News-Sun, Pioneer Press, Sun-Times and now the Trib.
[Kirk is] one of the most thoughtful, independent and effective members of the House. Kirk is a leader on environmental issues, including the protection of Lake Michigan. He is a strong advocate for embryonic stem-cell research. He's a workhorse on local concerns, known for having a diligent staff. Voters should look beyond partisanship and embrace their pragmatic, get-it-done congressman. Kirk is endorsed.