Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk climbs Willis Tower stairs - Article Photos 1/3

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. Kirk is climbing the 103 floors of the Willis Tower months after suffering a major stroke. Officials with "Skyrise Chicago" say the Republican is taking part in a charity fundraiser for the group Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. It's his first appearance in public since suffering the stroke last January. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)