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Rehabilitation Doctors "Pleased" With Kirk's Progress

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    Sen. Mark Kirk

    Sen. Mark Kirk is "adapting well" to the rehabilitation program he's on nearly a month after having an ischemic stroke.

    "This week he started walking exercises on a treadmill and is performing an increasing number of routine tasks independently. We are pleased with his progress," Dr. Richard L. Harvey, the medical director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Stroke Rehabilitation said in a written statement on Friday.

    Kirk was transferred to the RIC a week ago after spending more than two weeks in the intensive care unit of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.