Mark Kirk 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 Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-kirk-will-head-panel-us-attorney <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., will seek an even-handed and bipartisan or nonpartisan replacement for outgoing U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago.</p><p>Durbin said the two senators will appoint a six-member committee to screen applicants for the job.</p><p>He says it doesn&#39;t matter if the next top prosecutor is from Illinois or from the outside, as Fitzgerald was when he was appointed.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:40:17 +0000 WNIJ 13925 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney 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