First lady makes campaign stop at UIC

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama greets the crowd at the UIC Pavilion. The first lady made a campaign appearance with Illinois Democratic politicians. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services


First lady Michelle Obama made a political campaign stop at UIC Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation from audience members who remained on their feet throughout her 20-minute speech at the UIC Pavilion.

Her appearance was preceded by a lineup of Illinois Democrats, including Gov. Pat Quinn, Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Secretary of State Jesse White, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and Reps. Danny Davis, Jan Schakowsky and Robin Kelly.

Obama urged a robust voter turnout in the Nov. 4 Illinois elections. “Get the vote out. Start today,” she said.


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