FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, emerges from the 103rd floor stairwell at Chicago's Willis Tower during the RIC SkyRise Chicago event, a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where Kirk is a patient. On the left is Joanne Smith, M.D., president and CEO of the RIC. Behind Kirk is Michael Klonowski, a physical therapist who is assisting Kirk with his recovery from a stroke. A spokesperson for Kirk on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, said that Kirk would return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013, a year after suffering a major stroke that required months of intense rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, emerges from the 103rd floor stairwell at Chicago's Willis Tower during the RIC SkyRise Chicago event, a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where Kirk is a patient. On the left is Joanne Smith, M.D., president and CEO of the RIC. Behind Kirk is Michael Klonowski, a physical therapist who is assisting Kirk with his recovery from a stroke. A spokesperson for Kirk on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, said that Kirk would return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013, a year after suffering a major stroke that required months of intense rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, right, emerges from the 103rd floor stairwell at Chicago's Willis Tower during the RIC SkyRise Chicago event, a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where Kirk is a patient. On the left is Joanne Smith, M.D., president and CEO of the RIC. Behind Kirk is Michael Klonowski, a physical therapist who is assisting Kirk with his recovery from a stroke. A spokesperson for Kirk on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, said that Kirk would return to work in Washington on Jan. 3, 2013, a year after suffering a major stroke that required months of intense rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
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