Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Sen. Mark Kirk back in Illinois: First time since Senate return following stroke

| No Comments

WASHINGTON--Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is back in Illinois for the first time since returning to the Senate on Jan. 3 following an absence of almost a year following a stroke. Kirk was back in the state on Sunday, and on Monday, was taking meetings in his Chicago Senate office. Kirk, who has not made a sustained public appearance since his stroke--aside from climbing up the Senate stairs on Jan. 3--lunched Monday with GOP Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross and State Sen. Matt Murphy.

Also, Kirk presented a Legion of Merit award to Col. Joseph Noferi of north suburban Lincolnwood in a ceremony in his Loop office at 230 S. Dearborn.

Leave a comment

Monthly Archives

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on April 1, 2013 1:16 PM.

Caroline Kennedy to be Japan Ambassador. Hits Naperville, Thursday; Highland Park, Friday was the previous entry in this blog.

Sen. Marco Rubio in Chicago for big dollar fund-raiser today is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.