President Joe Biden travels to the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake on Wednesday in first Illinois presidential… – Chicago Sun-Times


WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will make his first presidential visit to Illinois on Wednesday when he travels to Crystal Lake — a northwest suburb in McHenry County that former President Donald Trump won in 2020.

The White House announced the visit Saturday night.

Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Biden, unless plans change, will appear at the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake. Biden will be at the community college to promote his American Families Plan — a package of proposals dealing with, among other items, child poverty and making college more affordable.

While McHenry County voters preferred Trump, Crystal Lake is represented in Congress by Democratic Reps. Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten and they are expected — along with other Illinois Democrats — to be at the event.

In April, First Lady Jill Biden, who teaches at a community college in northern Virginia, made her first visit to Illinois, appearing at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon.