| May 3, 2012
| 10:39 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk is home from the hosptial for the first time since his stroke last January.
Kirk's family released a statement Thursday saying Kirk has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family. He will continue his recovery as an...
| May 4, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January, has left the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and will continue treatment there as an outpatient, his family and an aide said Thursday.
"We are happy to say … Mark has progressed to the...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Mark Kirk has released a video showing him walking with the help of a cane and a harness as the senator talks about his rehabilitation since suffering a stroke in January.
"I'm walking again," Kirk says, seated before a camera as he narrates a three-...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:42 PM
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., released a video outlining the progress of his recovery after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January.
In a news release, Kirk expresses his deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the...
| Oct 17, 2012
In northwest Indiana, where I have raised vegetables for 20-odd years, mosquitoes flourish when rain fills the swamp pools in the backwaters of the Kankakee River.
In August 2004, those pools spawned a particularly righteous throng. One afternoon, they...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old amputee, aims to make medical history Sunday when he attempts to climb 103 stories to the top of the Willis Tower with his state-of-the-art bionic leg.
Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago equipped Vawter...
| Nov 4, 2012
Zac Vawter, a 31-year-old amputee, aims to make medical history Sunday when he tries to climb 103 stories to the Skydeck of the Willis Tower with his state-of-the-art bionic leg.
Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago equipped Vawter with...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:47 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk climbed more than three dozen flights of stairs in Willis Tower during a charity event Sunday, but his staff declined to say when the senator will return to Congress following a major stroke.
Kirk’s climb, his first public appearance...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:37 AM
CHICAGO -- When Zac Vawter put his mind to climbing the 103 floors of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, his legs did the rest.
Even the one that isn't human.
The Seattle resident scaled the skyscraper's stairway heights on Sunday thanks to what the...
| May 18, 2012
Here is a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in Chicago or the Chicago area.
Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Jun 12, 2012
The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg.
I had interviewed...