US Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois has had a stroke and is undergoing surgery today to undergo swelling around his brain.
Our thoughts are with the Senator and his family at this time. More info to come
Update: “Dr. Richard Fessler, a neurosurgeon at Northwestern Memorial, said the senator suffered a stroke” to the right side of his brain. What that means is it will affect his ability to move his left arm and possibly his left leg.” The surgery has been deemed a success. The Senator is only 52 and is in his first term in US Senate after serving several in US House and is member of US Navy.