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Doctos Warn Too Many People Dying From Preventable Strokes

The number of people dying from strokes in Illinois has been dropping but health officials say the numbers should be much better.

06/01/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Promotes Stroke Research Funding, Treatments

The Republican from Highland Park, who suffered a stroke in January 2012, attended a round-table discussion at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with Chicago-area stroke researchers. He emphasized the importance of funding National Institutes of Health research.

04/17/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Two Years After Stroke, Sen. Kirk Making Strides

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine visits with Mark Kirk in Washington and asks: How’s it going?

03/03/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Sen. Kirk Outlines Goal To Get Stroke Victims Back To Work

Senator Mark Kirk was in Chicago Sunday to outline what he calls his “stroke agenda” before climbing a stairway at the Willis Tower as part of a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. That’s where the Highland Park Republican underwent physical therapy after suffering a stroke in 2012.

11/03/2013

Patrick Stein. (Credit: CBS)

State Reverses Decision To Pull Home Nurse From Young Stroke Patient

Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a 180-degree turn following a CBS 2 report on the plight of a young medical patient.

07/15/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (right) and Dick Durbin speak to students at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes on May 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Says Progress Continues As He Discusses Stroke Rehab With Students

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.

CBS 2–05/03/2013

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps, Returns To Congress A Year After Stroke

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.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Senator Kirk: ‘Stroke Was A Gift From God’

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.”

CBS 2–01/02/2013

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk Returns To Work This Week

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.

01/02/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Sen. Mark Kirk To Return To Capitol Hill A Year After Stroke

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.

12/31/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Pays First Visit To Office Since Stroke

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.

12/21/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Senator Kirk Going Back To Work In D.C. Next Month

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.

12/06/2012

Former Chicago Bears player and coach Mike Ditka. (File Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Ditka: ‘I’m Doing Fine’ After Minor Stroke

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.”

11/17/2012

Mike Ditka

Ditka Has ‘Minor’ Stroke

Legendary former Bears coach Mike Ditka tells the Chicago Tribune he suffered what he characterized as a “very minor stroke” Friday.

11/16/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Kirk Sends Video Message To Colleagues At GOP Convention

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.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Senator Kirk Releases New Video About Rehab From Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s office has released a new video showing parts of his continuing recovery from a major stroke in January.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, meets with U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert this week. (courtesy: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's Office)

Sen. Kirk Releases Latest Photo During Stroke Recovery

The freshman senator, who had a stroke in January, says he’s walking a lot and even climbing stairs.

07/27/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Kirk Releases Video Describing Rehab From Stroke

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.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Sen. Kirk Released From Rehab Institute

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.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

First Photo Of Senator Mark Kirk After Stroke Released

Sen. Mark Kirk’s staff has released the first photo of the senator since he suffered a stroke in January.

04/24/2012

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