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Mark Kirk Says 'Rehab Works' After Stroke

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Chicago

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says rehab worked after he suffered a stroke last year. The Illinois Republican spoke Friday at a charter ...

Mark Kirk Wants To Name Gun Safety Bill For Hadiya Pendleton

Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

Hoping to honor the life of slain inaugural performer Hadiya Pendleton, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk announced his plan to name a bipartisan gun safety bil...

Senator Makes Big Return After Stroke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the Senate Thursday, nearly one year after suffering a major stroke. Kirk returned for the opening of the 113th...

Mark Kirk Says He Saw Angels After Suffering Stroke

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who will return to Congress on Thursday one year after suffering a major stroke, said that he saw angels while recovering ...

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Mark Kirk Returning To Senate On Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after suffering a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will be returning to the Senate on Thursday for the opening of the...

After Stroke, Senator Takes Steps Toward Returning To Work

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has briefly returned to his Senate office for the first time since suffering a stroke last January. His office ...

Report: Mark Kirk To Return To Congress On Jan. 3

Posted 12.06.2012 | Chicago

Updated story U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is planning to return to work in time for the first day of the new Congress on Jan. 3, almost one year after he s...

Senator Climbs Country's Tallest Building Months After Major Stroke

AP | MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY | Posted 01.04.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago's Willis Tower on Sunday in h...

Mark Kirk Dings State's Poor Credit Rating In New Video

Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago

Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Tuesday released a new, 90-second video calling for pension reform to help remedy his home state's poor credit rating. ...

Experimental Stroke Therapy Powers Mark Kirk's Recovery

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Good luck and experimental therapy may have helped U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk recover more extensively than he would have with standard care after...

Senator Kirk Used Alias To Check Into Hospital After Stroke

Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

When U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) entered into a Chicago-area hospital after suffering a stroke in January, the senator used a fake name, presumably t...

Obama Calls Senator Kirk, Sends His 'Well Wishes'

Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Thursday got a call from President Barack Obama. Kirk tweeted Thursday, "Thanks to President Obama @whitehouse for calli...

WATCH: Senator Re-Learns How To Walk After Stroke

Posted 05.08.2012 | Chicago

Five months after suffering a serious stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he's well on his way to recovery. The senator's office released ...

Kirk Leaves Rehab, Heads Home 3 Months After Stroke

Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

More than three months after he suffered a serious stroke, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is now leaving a rehabilitation center as he continues to r...

First Post-Stroke Photo Of Senator Kirk Released

Posted 04.24.2012 | Chicago

The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday released a photo of the 52-year-old senator, the first new photograph of the Illinois Republican since he...

Kirk Making Strong Steps In Recovery

AP | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has started walking exercises on a treadmill as he continues his recovery from a stroke in January. Dr. Richard Ha...

Part Of Senator's Skull Reattached After Stroke

AP | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Doctors say Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has reached an important milestone in his recovery from a major stroke. Northwestern Memorial Hospital...

Kirk's Condition Upgraded To Good, Senator Watched Super Bowl

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), still recovering from a ischemic stroke and undergoing brain surgery more than two weeks ago, has seen his condition ...

How Kirk's Absence Affects The Senate

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — Sen. Mark Kirk was doing better than expected after suffering a stroke and undergoing emergency surgery, his neurosurgeon said Tuesday...