U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
Two Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.
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.”
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.
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.
U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have sent the White House a list of four finalists to replace former U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who stepped down in June, after nearly 11 years as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor.
Sen. Mark Kirk, still recovering from a major stroke, released a video Tuesday that calls for “decisive bipartisan action” to prevent further reductions in Illinois’ credit ratings.
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.
The ex-wife of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has filed a federal election complaint, alleging he improperly paid his ex-girlfriend for campaign work.
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.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) is updating the gloomy fiscal picture of Illinois’ finances painted last fall by now-ailing U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
Members of Illinois’ congressional delegation say they’re disappointed the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for disaster assistance.
There is word that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) could soon begin casting votes again as he battles back from his stroke.
Both U.S. Senators from Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn, are unhappy with the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to Southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes.
Several Chicago aldermen and other local politicians with Polish roots — or Polish American constituents — are pushing a resolution in the City Council to ask the federal government to do away with the visa requirement for Polish citizens.
More than two weeks after suffering a stroke and undergoing brain surgery, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been upgraded to good condition and doctors said he will soon begin rehabilitation.
Doctors said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was continuing to make progress after suffering a stroke more than a week ago and undergoing at least two surgeries to relieve swelling on his brain.
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.