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

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

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.
Visitors limited as Sen. Kirk recovers

Visitors limited as Sen. Kirk recovers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Friends of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk say the Illinois Republican is being allowed few visitors as he recovers from a stroke.

Sen. Kirk moved to rehab

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has been transferred to a rehabilitation facility in Chicago for continuing care following a stroke last month, doctors say.
Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to 'good'

Sen. Kirk's condition upgraded to 'good'

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., has been upgraded to good condition as he continues to make progress in his recovery from a stroke, his neurologist said Monday.

GOP sens. to challenge recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Thirty-nine Republican U.S. senators said they would join a court challenge to four of President Obama's recess appointments, charging they're unconstitutional.

Kirk said doing well after stroke surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The neurosurgeon who operated on Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., to relieve pressure on his swelling brain said Kirk is "doing quite well."
Sen. Kirk has more surgery

Sen. Kirk has more surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has successfully gone through a second round of surgery to accommodate swelling in his brain, a Chicago hospital said Thursday.
Sen. Kirk improving after stroke

Sen. Kirk improving after stroke

CHICAGO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is showing strong improvement after having a serious stroke this past weekend, his doctor said Tuesday.
Sen. Kirk has stroke, undergoes surgery

Sen. Kirk has stroke, undergoes surgery

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., had surgery Monday to relieve swelling around his brain stem caused by a stroke, the senator's office said.

McFaul named U.S. ambassador to Russia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Saturday unanimously confirmed Michael McFaul as the U.S. ambassador to Russia.

U.S. lawmaker frets over Islamist Egypt

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- With Islamist parties set to dominate the political scene in post-revolution Egypt, a U.S. lawmaker warned of a possible foreign policy problem in the region.

Panel hits slow pace of Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Republicans and Democrats chided witnesses from the State and Treasury departments for the administration's failure to move quickly to hurt Iran economically.

Paul takes Illinois straw poll

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ron Paul handily won Illinois' first Republican presidential candidate straw poll, results released Saturday night showed.

U.S. lawmakers to target Iran's bank

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is called on to take dramatic steps against Iran's central bank as part of an effort to sideline the regime, lawmakers said.
GOP: head off 2011 tax hikes

GOP: head off 2011 tax hikes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Republicans say Congress continues to lurch along on the wrong course despite the voters' desire to immediately put the brakes on government spending.
Page 4 of 7
Mark Kirk
Marchers gather outside of a City Club of Chicago luncheon to protest the immigration stance of Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on April 15, 2009 in Chicago. Kirk is considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Roland Burris in 2010. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and a member of the Republican Party. Previously, Kirk was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 10th congressional district.

Born in Champaign, Illinois, he graduated from Cornell University, London School of Economics, and Georgetown University Law Center. He practiced law throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He joined the United States Navy Reserve in 1989 and was recalled to active duty for the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. He participated in Operation Northern Watch in Iraq the following year. He remains a member of the Navy Reserve, now holding the rank of Commander.

Kirk was elected to the House in 2000. During his fifth term in November 2010 he won a special election to finish the final months of former Senator Barack Obama's term and he began a six-year Senate term beginning in 2011.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mark Kirk."
Most Popular
Hershey's new logo launched, compared to emoji poop
Kate Beckinsale joined by Lucas Till in 'The Disappointments Room'
Vicki Gunvalson explains what gay looks like to her
Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant go to school in 'Rewrite' trailer
LeAnn Rimes jokes she lost virginity by raping boyfriend