10/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Channel 9's Allison Payne Back On Air Monday

WGN-Ch. 9 newscaster Allison Payne said Sunday night she has returned from Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, and plans to co-anchor the scheduled Monday debut of her station's 5:30 p.m. newscast, as planned.

"Everything turned out better than I expected," said Payne, who had gone to Mayo last week for a battery of tests to determine the best way to battle the residual effects of a series of mini-strokes that kept her off the air from January to April and led her to apologize to viewers last month in a Chicago Tribune interview for not seeming herself on a recent broadcast.

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