Interestingly, the deep blue state of Illinois sent a Republican Senator to Washington. His name is Mark Kirk. Sadly, Senator Kirk was felled by an ischemic stroke over the weekend, an affliction that necessitated emergency surgery on Sunday night.
On Saturday, Senator Kirk, 52, checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital after feeling dizzy. Diagnosed with a stroke Kirk was quickly moved to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for surgery to remove a section of his skull to allow the pressure on his brain to be relieved.
Kirk’s doctors have reported that the Senator will likely have difficulty moving his left arm and leg, but that his speech should not be affected as the part of his brain in which he suffered his stroke does not affect speech.
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