Mark Kirk setting priorities for return to Senate

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

Kirk hasn't been back to the U.S. Senate since suffering a stroke earlier this year, but WLS TV (http://bit.ly/XjhNCo ) reports he's planning to return in January.

Kirk tells WLS that banning sewage dumping in the Great Lakes will be 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 his appearance at the Willis Tower on Sunday for a Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago fundraiser, although he admits he took a long nap after climbing 37 floors.