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.


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Surgeon: Kirk Reaches Milestone in Stroke Recovery

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


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.


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

Sen. Kirk Speaking, Asking For Phone After Stroke

Doctors say he’s making progress, but recovery will be a long process


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.


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.


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Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Suffered Stroke, Underwent Surgery

It’s unclear how long his recovery could take or whether his full movement would be restored, doctors said.



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