Senate http://northernpublicradio.org en Senator Mark Kirk upgraded to fair condition http://northernpublicradio.org/post/senator-mark-kirk-upgraded-fair-condition <p>Senator Mark Kirk is alert and talking, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Illinois&#39; junior Senator&#39;s condition has been upgraded to &quot;fair,&quot; more than a week after he suffered a major stroke. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:21:43 +0000 Susan Stephens 5888 at http://northernpublicradio.org Senator Mark Kirk upgraded to fair condition