Biden to welcome back Kirk to Senate
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk will receive a special welcome back when he returns to Capitol Hill Thursday.
Kirk spent most of the year recovering from a stroke and set a personal goal to walk up the capitol steps.
When he gets there, Vice President Joe Biden will greet him.
Kirk got some practice last month when he climbed 37 flights of stairs in a charity event at the Willis tower.
The senator has already visited his senate offices and met with aides to discuss his return to work.