(DAILY HERALD) For Mark Kirk, there was no white light, no tunnel.
What Illinois' junior U.S. senator experienced was three angels standing at the foot of his bed.
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"You want to come with us?" Kirk was asked.
"No," he told them. "I'll hold off."
The Highland Park Republican, who plans to return to the Senate when Congress convenes Thursday, recounted the story in his first in-depth interview since he suffered a massive stroke nearly a year ago.