U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk made a symbolic return to his former Congressional District on the North Shore on Friday, four months after returning to work in Congress.
Greeted by applause from fellow members of Congress and a crowd of onlookers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, climbing the 45 steps of the Capitol Building one at a time.
A day before he returns to Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the stroke he suffered last January “was a gift from God,” because of the people he’s met during his rehabilitation, and “the inner faith that I developed.”
It has been nearly a year since U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a major stroke. This week, Kirk will finally head back to the Senate, and get back to work.
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 steps to the Senate’s front door this week — a walk that’s significant not just for Illinois’ junior senator, but also for medical researchers and hundreds of thousands of stroke patients.
The Illinois Republican spent about a half-hour meeting with aides on Thursday in advance of his anticipated return to work when the new Congress convenes on Jan. 3.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a year ago that required months of intense physical and speech rehabilitation, will return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, aides said Thursday.
Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka remained at a north suburban hospital on Saturday after he suffering a minor stroke on Friday, but Da Coach told the Sun-Times from his hospital room: “I’m doing fine.”
Legendary former Bears coach Mike Ditka tells the Chicago Tribune he suffered what he characterized as a “very minor stroke” Friday.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was unable to attend this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but he was still able to make an appearance in a video greeting for his GOP colleagues.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office has released a new video showing parts of his continuing recovery from a major stroke in January.
The freshman senator, who had a stroke in January, says he’s walking a lot and even climbing stairs.
Less than a week after he was released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, following his stroke earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has released a video in which he thanks his doctors, and shows various parts of his intense rehab to learn to walk again.
Nearly four months after suffering a stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and is now back at his Highland Park home.
Sen. Mark Kirk’s staff has released the first photo of the senator since he suffered a stroke in January.
There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.
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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.
The 52-year-old Republican is adapting well to the program following the stroke he had the weekend of Jan. 21, doctors say.
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.
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