SPRINGFIELD – January 3, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s return to Capitol Hill after suffering a major stroke early last year:
“I want to join in welcoming Senator Mark Kirk back to the United States Senate. Each step that he takes is an inspiration to us all.
“Senator Kirk turned a life-changing health challenge into an opportunity to help others, devoting his efforts to support those who have also suffered a stroke. His dedication during his own recovery is a mark of his character.
“Senator Kirk, all of us in Illinois are proud of you.”