Both Illinois senators supporting Penny Pritzker as commerce secretary

May 21, 2013 (CHICAGO)

Senator Mark Kirk's office told ABC7 Tuesday that the senator met with Pritzker and believes she will be beneficial for business in Illinois.

Pritzker was nominated earlier this month by President Barack Obama.

A spokesman for Kirk said both he and Senator Durbin plan to introduce Pritzker at her Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.

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