NORTH CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says rehab worked after he suffered a stroke last year.
The Illinois senator spoke Friday at a charter school in the northern Chicago suburbs along with fellow Sen. Dick Durbin. Kirk was asked about his health. On Friday he used a wheel chair at the school. He told the students "rehab works."
Kirk says he usually walks a block every morning at his Lake Forest home as part of his rehabilitation. The News-Sun in Waukegan reports that the senator said the walk used to take 18 minutes, but "yesterday it took 8 minutes."
In January, Kirk climbed 45 steps outside the Capitol in Washington to reach the Senate floor.