January 3, 2013 The Illinois Republican's climb up the steps of the Capitol was cheered by colleagues from both sides of the aisle. Kirk, 53, is an inspiration to other stroke survivors.
January 23, 2012 Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) suffered a stroke over the weekend. Following surgery, he's having trouble moving his left leg and arm and also experiencing problems with some facial movements. But his doctors expect him to recover.