Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), in the first photo released since his stroke last year, is sitting up and dressed.
Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Abdon M. Pallasch has the story about how Kirk is continuing to improve HERE. Kirk is being treated at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Kirk is taking part in a federal funded rehabilitation study; the research grant is is aimed at helping stroke victims improve their walking skills. Link to the study Kirk is part of is HERE.