U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, center, is acknowledged after emerging from the 103rd floor stairwell at Chicago's Willis Tower during the RIC SkyRise Chicago event, a fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Institute... more 
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, center, is acknowledged after emerging 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 Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Behind Kirk is Michael Klonowski, a physical therapist who is assisting Kirk with his recovery from a stroke. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Teresa Crawford
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 8:41 PM EST