There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.
Dr. Richard Harvey said Friday the U.S. senator continues to improve his “mobility for day-to-day activities.” He adds that Kirk has been meeting regularly with his staff and has been getting visits from close friends and family.
Kirk, 52, was moved from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where doctors will assess his condition and tailor a treatment program for him.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is described as alert and responsive after another operation to relieve swelling in his brain, after he suffered a stroke last weekend.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the new congressional district map drawn up by Illinois Democrats denies suburban voters a voice.
Illinois’ two U.S. senators – and some other politicians – took a water taxi tour of the Chicago River Sunday before proclaiming that it’s time to clean it up.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he believes that the Pakstani government was “probably fully aware” that Osama bin Laden was living somewhere in the country.
The Illinois junior senator concedes it could be grisly, but suggests releasing photographic evidence of Osama bin Laden’s death would quash conspiracy theories that he survives.
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are both speaking out about the death of Osama bin Laden.
Illinois is among six states where the average price for a gallon of gas has topped $4 and several more are close behind, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge.
It’s not just market forces driving up the price of gasoline. There are also taxes and special additive costs, CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.
The U.S. senators from Illinois say they have concerns about nuclear plants here, now that vulnerabilities have been exposed in Japan.
Problems with nuclear power plant reactors in Japan still have some people asking questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in Illinois.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says the nation needs a permanent nuclear fuel waste storage system, but not near Lake Michigan, as is currently the case with the spent fuel pool in far north suburban Zion.
The state’s junior senator hopes President Obama delivers more clarity on what he hopes to achieve in the air strikes against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s miltary forces.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says U.S. forces will support, though not lead, efforts to rein in Muammar Qaddafi in Libya.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk predicts Muammar Gaddafi will soon be in exile and cautions against any military intervention.
A delay in the lawsuit involving the O’Hare Modernization Program is being hailed by the two U.S. senators from Illinois.
The two U.S. Senators from Illinois are pressing for federal assistance, in making improvements to Lake Shore Drive following last week’s blizzard.
New U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he believes the symbolic gesture of Democrats and Republicans sitting together at the State of the Union Addresswill carry over into the regular work of Congress.