Mark Kirk

6:36 am
Mon August 6, 2012

VIDEO: Kirk says recovery continues

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has released another video message on his website detailing his recovery from a January stroke. In the three minute message, the Illinois Republican says he'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.  

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1:40 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL

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.

Durbin said the two senators will appoint a six-member committee to screen applicants for the job.

He says it doesn't matter if the next top prosecutor is from Illinois or from the outside, as Fitzgerald was when he was appointed.

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4:30 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Senator Kirk releases video showing stroke recovery

Still from video where U.S. Senator Mark Kirk describes his recovery from a January stroke
Senator Mark Kirk

Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has released a video 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. 

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