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Madison Common Council Alder Barbara McKinney hospitalized after suffering ‘medical episode’

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Alder Barbara McKinney is recovering in the hospital after reportedly suffering a 'medical episode' Wednesday night.

Christ The Solid Rock Baptist Church Pastor Everett Mitchell posted on Facebook Wednesday night that McKinney "had an episode and was taken to the hospital" and underwent "emergency heart surgery."

Pastor Mitchell provided an update on McKinney's condition Thursday morning.

"She endured a seven hour surgery, but thank God, she is going to pull through," said Pastor Mitchell in a Facebook post. "The staff told me that generally this is 100% fatal but Deacon McKinney, Alder McKinney, is a fighter and survived."

Alder McKinney represents District 1, which covers Madison's west side.

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