U.S. Senator Mark Kirk will return to Capitol Hill this week for the first time since suffering a stroke almost a year ago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the return will include some symbolism… with Kirk climbing the stairs of the U.S. Capitol, to be greeted at the top by Vice-President Joe Biden, who also functions as President of the Senate.
Kirk has not been at work and has rarely been seen in public since the stroke impaired the use of his left side. But aides say he has remain engaged and has consulted regularly with Senator Dick Durbin on issues of importance to the state.