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Mark Kirk Congress Return Planned For January

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In this Nov. 1, 2010 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., looks to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally in Wheaton, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
In this Nov. 1, 2010 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., looks to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally in Wheaton, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

HIGHWOOD, Ill. -- U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is setting his priorities for his return to Washington.

Kirk tells WLS that he will make a ban on dumping sewage in the Great Lakes his priority for this Congress.

The 53-year-old Republican discussed his plans when he stopped at a polling place in the Chicago suburb of Highwood to cast his ballot Tuesday. He used a cane as he walked to the polls and greeted well-wishers.

Kirk's says he's feeling good after he climbed 37 floors of the Willis Tower on Sunday for a Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago fundraiser. He admits he took a long nap after the event.

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