Senator Kirk making progress in stroke recovery

By WEEK Producer

July 27, 2012 Updated Jul 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Il.-- US Senator Mark Kirk, who has been recovering from a stroke he suffered in January, released a statement Frday thanking his doctors and constituents.

The 52-year-old senator also told the public just how many steps he has been taking to recovery: just under 15 miles a day on average.

Kirk has been recovering at his home since May and attending a walking research trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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