Stricken by stroke: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
Read ongoing Tribune reports on the effects and implications of the stroke suffered by Sen. Kirk on Jan. 23, 2011.
7:41 PM AKST, January 3, 2013
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
August 6, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full congressional duties.
May 4, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk has left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will continue treatment there as an outpatient.
5:04 AM AKST, February 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke a month ago, is recovering quietly, with careful limits on both his visitors and information about his condition.
January 29, 2012
People who've been there talk about the long journey that lies ahead of anyone with a serious brain injury.
January 27, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk underwent additional surgery late Wednesday to create more space around his brain "in order to accommodate the expected peaking of swelling," his neurosurgeon said in a statement Thursday.
January 25, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is alert, answering questions and following commands days after a weekend stroke.
January 25, 2012
U.S. Senate likely to allow indefinite recovery period, as it has for ill members in the past.
January 24, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk recently returned from a five-day official trip to Poland, and a congressman who accompanied him said he showed no sign of illness.