Senator Mark Kirk released from rehabilitation center -

Senator Mark Kirk released from rehabilitation center

CHICAGO -- Family members say Sen. Mark Kirk has been released from the rehabilitation center in Chicago where he has been recovering from a January stroke.

The Illinois Republican has recovered to the point where he can move home with his family.

Kirk’s office released the statement Thursday. It says Kirk will continue to work on his recovery as an out-patient at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

In the days after his stroke, Kirk underwent emergency surgery that included the temporary removal of part of his skull to allow for swelling. In February, he moved from a hospital to the rehabilitation center.

Besides his exercises, he has held frequent meetings at the center with visiting staff and congressional colleagues.

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