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Senator's Friendship With 11-Year-Old Stroke Victim Inspires Others

AP | KERRY LESTER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

OAKWOOD, Ill. (AP) — Jackson Cunningham lurches across the gym during a recess game, racing a fellow sixth-grader toward a doorstop tossed onto the ...

Kirk Has Gallbladder Removed

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sen. Mark Kirk has had his gallbladder removed. The Highland Park Republican's office released a statement saying Kirk exp...

Mark Kirk Speaks On ENDA Support In First Senate Floor Speech Since Stroke

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) gave his first Senate floor speech since suffering a stroke in January 2012, speaking in support of the Employee No...

Senator Climbs One Of Nation's Tallest Buildings For Charity

Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago

Almost two years after suffering a debilitating stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk returned to the steps of one of the world's tallest buildings to raise mon...

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 ...

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Tweets Proof Of A-List Friendship

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

After his heart-warming fist bump with President Obama at this year's State of the Union address, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is having another feel-go...

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...

Mark Kirk To Return To Senate One Year After Stroke

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side of his body, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is expected to climb the 45 s...

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...

Mark Kirk Aims To Return To Congress In January

AP | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago

HIGHWOOD, Ill. -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is setting his priorities for his return to Washington. Kirk tells WLS that he will make a ban on dumping sewag...

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...

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...

GOP Senator Continues To Progress After Stroke

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in January, released a second video message Sunday showing improved mobility and speech an...

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...

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...