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Lawmakers Press for Upgrades to Mississippi River Locks

Federal lawmakers from several states along the Mississippi River are pressing to modernize the waterway’s locks-and-dams system, which they say desperately needs repair.

09/25/2012

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

Sen. Kirk Sends Video Greeting to RNC

In the greeting, Kirk says he wished he could be there, calling it an exciting moment and “one of the most important elections we’ve ever had.”

08/28/2012

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

Senator Kirk Releases Video on His Rehabilitation Program

“I want to thank everyone especially for the patience they have given me to recover from a big stroke,” said Kirk.

05/08/2012

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

Sen. Mark Kirk Released from Rehabilitation Center

Kirk’s office released the statement Thursday saying the Illinois Republican has recovered to the point where he can move home with his family.

05/03/2012

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

Photo Shows Kirk Looking Alert Months After Stroke

The photo, taken April 19, shows Kirk talking with visiting staff members at the center.

04/24/2012

Harrisburg Tornado 1, Getty Images, Scott Olson

FEMA Denies Aid For Tornado-Ravaged Southern Illinois

“It has been determined that the damage was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the State.”

03/12/2012

Getty/Chip Somodevilla

Surgeon: Kirk Reaches Milestone in Stroke Recovery

The 52-year-old Republican was in good health when he had a stroke last month.

02/07/2012

File photo of U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Getty/Frank Polich)

Sen. Kirk Upgraded To Fair Condition

Neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is alert, talking and responding well to questions.

01/30/2012

File photo of U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) (Getty/Frank Polich)

Doctor: Sen. Kirk Progressing After Stroke

The neurosurgeon who operated on Mark Kirk after his stroke says he is progressing as expected but remains in serious condition.

01/25/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18:  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) (L) shakes hands with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) before a news conference about the 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) in Washington, DC. Kirk and Wyden called for the ECPA legislation to be updated so to ensure that the government must get a warrant from a judge before tracking our movements or reading our private communications.  (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Senate Work Can Go On As Kirk Recovers from Stroke

Kirk’s colleagues are likely to lend a hand, as they have for others who were absent for long periods.

01/24/2012

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