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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to recover at home

May 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk., R-Ill., has been released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he has been recovering from a stroke, family members said.

"We are happy to say that after suffering a stroke in January, Mark has progressed to the point where he can move home with his family," the family said Thursday in a statement.

Kirk will continue therapy as an out-patient, the statement said.

"He has begun a rigorous walking study program to further his mobility and independence while maintaining his schedule with staff."

Kirk, 52, of Highland Park, Ill., suffered an ischemic stroke Jan. 21.

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