U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill., right) is pleased that his Illinois colleague will be returning to the Senate in early January. For the past 11 months, U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill. left) has been recovering from a stroke that left him with partial paralysis. A memo from Kirk’s office states that Kirk remains “on track to be back when the Senate convenes on Jan. 3 for the 113th Congress.”
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Durbin calls it an “amazing recovery” and says Kirk “survived it and fought back through rehabilitation.” Durbin says he has already been in talks with Kirk and adds that the town hall meetings he holds in Washington will be a “heck of a lot more interesting” with both senators present.