Gov. Pat Quinn will be making his way to Alpha on Wednesday, where President Obama will hold a town hall meeting. Quinn can’t make it to the first of Obama’s stops, in Atkinson, because he is presiding over Governor’s Day at the State Fair. He’ll be at the Democratic County Chairmen’s Meeting at 9 a.m. and from there a rally at noon.
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He plans to leave the fair shortly after 1 p.m. to travel to Alpha. Quinn says the president’s stops in ruralIllinoisshows that Obama recognizes the significance of agriculture in the state. Obama’s stops are part of a three-day, campaign-style tour that has also taken him toIowaandMinnesota.