WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk has briefly returned to his Senate office for the first time since suffering a stroke last January.
His office says the Illinois Republican spent about a half-hour meeting with aides on Thursday in advance of his anticipated return to work when the new Congress convenes on Jan. 3.
The 53-year-old lawmaker's stroke limited movement on the left side of his body and affected his speech. He underwent emergency surgery and has since had treatment including vigorous experimental therapy with longer workouts than usual for stroke victims.
Last month, Kirk made his first public appearance since the stroke, climbing 37 floors inside Chicago's Willis Tower as part of a charity event.
Russia's real game in Syria | RedState
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
Mia Farrow accidentally shows how little the NRA spends in D.C.
Dear 'Gun Free Zone' Campus Wizards: Nine Kids Died Because Of Your Stupid Policy
The War on America Turns 50 | Human Events
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions
Concealed Carrying AF Vet Held Back From Stopping Attack By UCC Staff