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.

  • Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate

    Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate

    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. Those details about Kirk's illness were among many...

  • Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery

    Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery

    Senator doesn't offer timetable for return to full congressional duties

  • Kirk leaves rehab center

    Kirk leaves rehab center

    Senator to continue stroke recovery while staying with relatives

  • Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded

    Kirk's condition after stroke is closely guarded

    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. Kirk, 52, is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago after undergoing three surgeries at Northwestern Memorial...

  • Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, survivors say

    Sen. Kirk's recovery will be uniquely personal, stroke survivors say

    People who've been there talk about the long journey that lies ahead of anyone with a serious brain injury

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