stroke http://northernpublicradio.org en VIDEO: Kirk says recovery continues http://northernpublicradio.org/post/video-kirk-says-recovery-continues <p>U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has released another video message on his website&nbsp;detailing his recovery from a January&nbsp;stroke. In the three minute message, the Illinois Republican says he&#39;s still working as much as he can. Kirk says physically he is improving, and so far has been able to climb 145 flights of stairs.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.kirk.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Watch the video here&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:36:01 +0000 WNIJ 16162 at http://northernpublicradio.org VIDEO: Kirk says recovery continues Senator Kirk releases video showing stroke recovery http://northernpublicradio.org/post/senator-kirk-releases-video-showing-stroke-recovery <p>Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has released a<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpBoYmKX-QQ&amp;feature=youtu.be"> video</a> showing his progress in recovering from his January stroke. The video is quite candid: it shows Kirk laboring to learn to walk again, with a cane, treadmill, and a harness.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 May 2012 21:30:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 11390 at http://northernpublicradio.org Senator Kirk releases video showing stroke recovery Senator Kirk's stroke recovery progressing: photo released today http://northernpublicradio.org/post/senator-kirks-stroke-recovery-progressing-photo-released-today <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Mark Kirk is &ldquo;mentally sharp&rdquo; and keeping up with global issues during daily meetings with his staff. That&rsquo;s according to the director of the stroke rehabilitation center where the 52-year-old Republican has been since February.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:41:36 +0000 Susan Stephens 10605 at http://northernpublicradio.org Senator Kirk's stroke recovery progressing: photo released today 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