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** FILE ** In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks about his recovery from a major stroke a year ago at his home in Highland Park, Ill., In a post on his blog Tuesday, April 2, 2013,  (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Bill Zars, File)
Photo by: Bill Zars
** FILE ** In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks about his recovery from a major stroke a year ago at his home in Highland Park, Ill., In a post on his blog Tuesday, April 2, 2013, (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Bill Zars, File)

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