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Senator Moved To Stroke Rehab Center

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has left the Chicago hospital where he was treated after his stroke last month and has been transferred to a r...

Kirk Reaches Milestone In Stroke Recovery

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

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

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 ...

Sen. Mark Kirk's Stroke Shows They Can Hit The Young, Too

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young." Th...

Mark Kirk's Condition Improving After Stroke

AP | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is able to talk and his condition has been upgraded to fair a little more than a week after he suffered a stro...

Doctors Remove Two Pieces Of Kirk's Brain

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk remains in serious but stable condition after suffering a stroke over the weekend. His neurosurgeon said Thursday ...

Doctors Hopeful About Senator's Condition After Serious Event

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — The neurosurgeon who operated on Mark Kirk after the Illinois senator had a stroke says he is progressing as expected but remains in s...

Senator Keeping Seat Empty For Mark Kirk

AP | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic senator who planned to sit with a Republican for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address says he will keep the ...

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...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Suffers Stroke, Undergoes Surgery

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R) suffered a stroke over the weekend and is being treated in a Chicago hospital where he underwent emergency b...

Mark Kirk: Mitt Romney Is What 'America Needs'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

Mitt Romney is expected to get another endorsement out of the Illinois GOP this week, as U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is reportedly set to announce his supp...

Senior Arrested Protesting Cuts To Social Services: 'I'm Ready To Make Noise'

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

More than 1,000 senior citizens and their supporters marched from Chicago's Federal Plaza to the intersection of Jackson and Clark Street Monday morni...

Illinois Senators Differ On 'Occupy,' Kirk Calls Protests 'Unintellectual'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' two U.S. senators this week addressed the continuing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that have only continued to grow in their home state ...

Dave Jamieson

Jobless Turn Out On Capitol Hill To Press Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A throng of the out-of-work and underemployed gathered in the atrium of a Senate office building Tuesday afternoon to urge lawmakers to ...

Mark Kirk In Libya To Greet New Regime

NBC Chicago | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk became one of the first American politicians to greet the new Libyan regime, Thursday, when he traveled to the recently lib...

U.S. Senators Visiting Libya

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that Libyans who met a team of visiting senators had expressed gratitude and want to rep...

Chicago Tea Party Convention Invites GOP Candidates, Secures Beck, Breitbart

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tea Party hopes their regional convention, "TeaCon 2011," will carry enough cache to win over the Republican presidential candidates they'...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

Sen. Mark Kirk: Obama, Boehner Need ‘Some Quality Alone Time'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 11.10.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) urged President Obama to spend "some quality alone time" with House Speaker John Boehner as Congress takes up jo...

Mark Kirk To Obama: Show Boehner Jobs Speech

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk defended President Obama's jobs speech scheduled for Thursday in light of 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh's announcement th...

Cops: Man Attempts Suicide At Sen. Kirk's Office, Made Threat Against Obama

Posted 10.20.2011 | Chicago

A man is in federal protective custody Saturday after allegedly walking into U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's downtown Chicago office and attempting suicide, and...

Grading Senator Kirk's Lake Michigan Report Card

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we could quibble with some of the letter grades assigned, Senator Kirk deserves much credit for putting together a valuable document that can help stimulate policy discussions about the health of the Great Lakes.

WATCH: Kirk Disses Obama For Vacationing, Not Recalling Congress

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Wednesday criticized President Obama for not telling Congress to return to Washington to address the nation's debt probl...

Quinn Nabs Giannoulias To Head State Community College Board

Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) plans to name former state treasurer and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias as the new chairman of the I...