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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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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2:41 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Senator Kirk's stroke recovery progressing: photo released today

The first public photo of Senator Mark Kirk to be released since his stroke in January.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Stroke Rehabilitation


Senator Mark Kirk is “mentally sharp” and keeping up with global issues during daily meetings with his staff. That’s according to the director of the stroke rehabilitation center where the 52-year-old Republican has been since February.

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1:21 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Senator Mark Kirk upgraded to fair condition

Senator Mark Kirk is alert and talking, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Illinois' junior Senator's condition has been upgraded to "fair," more than a week after he suffered a major stroke.

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