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Nearly a year after suffering an major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) (2nd L) waves to friends and supporters as he marks his return to the Senate by walking up the steps to the Senate door with (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Joe Manchin (R-WV) and Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) at the U.S. Capitol January 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Sen. Kirk Says Rehab Working After Stroke

Senator walking every day.

05/04/2013

Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Chief of Staff to Gov. Nixon Recovering from Stroke

Nixon’s office said Monday that 53-year-old chief of staff John Watson was hospitalized over the weekend.

03/25/2013

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Nearly 1 Year After Stroke, Kirk Returns to Senate

The Illinois Republican was greeted at the foot of the Capitol steps by an open-armed Vice President Joe Biden.

01/03/2013

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

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Area Cardiologist Warns of Atypical Heart Disease Symptoms

Cardiac surgeon Dr. Jennifer Lawton says heart attack symptoms for women are atypical of the chest pain symptoms experienced by men.

08/21/2012

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) - (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Kirk Releases Second Video Message

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has released a second video message detailing his recovery after a January stroke.

08/05/2012

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

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

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