Rep. Mark Kirk, wife divorcing

June 6, 2009 5:12:03 PM PDT
North Shore Congressman Mark Kirk and his wife of eight years are divorcing.The congressman's office says the divorce will be final Monday and that the two remain friends.

Kirk, a moderate Republican, is in his fifth term representing the 10th District. He is considering giving up his House seat next year to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Roland Burris.