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Finally tonight some good news some inspiring news and a step in the right direction.
The story of Illinois Republican senator mark Kirk's return today to Washington.
Illinois Republican senator Mark Kirk was ready for a big year in 2012.
When it happened the 52 year old Kirk had emergency surgery following -- weekend stroke the stroke nearly killed him.
Then came months of painful rehabilitation.
Kirk kept his Illinois constituents updated -- with videos on his senate website extranet.
Progress that I've made has been very encouraging.
Learning to walk again.
And good proving my speaking skills and all you can see it experts -- that we can fill out.
I'm walking it.
Speaking to my -- to -- to forty back steps and my staff counted.
From parking lot.
To this sentiment front -- Today.
Greeted by Vice President Biden and his senate colleagues.
Center Kirk did what he talked about.
He climbed -- capitol steps.
One at a time.
He -- these steps were a source of inspiration for him as he toiled through physical therapy sessions.
I just thought about.
The capital has an awful lot of steps.
That would be a good symbolic goal for me and to me it's about setting goals.
Almost every month that are big enough and meaningful for me.
Are a source of inspiration.
For everyone else I would say I would think the people of -- for that patients with this patient.
There are things that are wrong with this city.
There are things that are wrong with politics but that walk today those clapping senators from both sides of the -- Is a glimpse at what can be right thanks.
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