Obama To Stop In Illinois Next Week

CHICAGO (AP) – President Obama, who was in Chicago Aug. 3 to attend a political fund-raiser, will head back to Illinois next week – to a more rural atmosphere.

Henry County locals say the Commander-in-Chief can count on getting a welcome reception Wednesday when he visits their rural agricultural area in northwestern Illinois.

Obama will be in the tiny villages of Atkinson and Alpha as part of a three-day, campaign-style Midwest bus tour that will also take him to Iowa and Minnesota.

While he’s in the Republican-leaning county, Obama is likely to hear about jobs, the struggling housing market, the nation’s debt and America’s nagging economic problems.

He’ll hear good news, too. Atkinson village board President August Junior says the community was thrilled to get stimulus money that has helped build a new fire station and resurfaced a main road.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Mr Cow Pie

    I’ll make sure to make bowel movements in that area,I hope others will join in to.hopefully he might step in one.

  • working man

    We need to tell the President to get back to D.C and do his job ,So others can have a job.

  • Judy

    So glad he will not be near Chicago as I have to go down there this week and really happy he is skipping Wisconsin. He needs to stop charging us for his trips under the lie it is a presidential trip, This is campaigning as best.

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