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Republican Sen. Mark Kirk votes on Election Day

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Senator Mark Kirk voted around 11 a.m. on Election Day in Highland Park.

FOX Chicago News Political Editor Mike Flannery was with Kirk when he went to the polls at the Highwood Recreation Center.

Sen. Kirk also went out to shake a few hands Tuesday morning. He's been recovering from a stroke for 10 months.

This week has been a busy one for him, despite his continuing recovery. He walked up more than 30 flights of stairs at the Willis Tower on Sunday to raise money for a rehab center.

But on Election Day he was all about politics.

The senator told FOX Chicago he received a get-well phone call from President Obama after his stroke. He also spoke with the president about issues like immigration reform and sewage dumping in the Great Lakes.

Kirk said on Election Day that will oppose the comprehensive immigration reform supported by the president.

Kirk has not physically been in his senate office since his stroke. However, aides said they're been meeting with him on a regular basis at home to stay updated.

He will be up to speed when he returns to Washington in January.

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