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Bill Clinton to Attend Hillary for Illinois Event Tuesday

The former president will attend a Hillary for Illinois event Tuesday to bolster support for his wife's campaign in the lead-up to the March 15 Democratic primary.

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    Former President Bill Clinton will attend an event in the Chicagoland area Tuesday to support Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in the lead-up to the March 15 Illinois primary.

    At the event, Clinton will stump for his wife's campaign and encourage early voting. 

    "President Clinton will lay out what's at stake during this election and why Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can break down barriers that hold Illinoisans back, deliver results, and continue the progress that we've made under President Obama," a press release provided by Hillary for Illinois said. "President Clinton will also encourage Illinoisans to take advantage of early voting which lasts until March 14th."

    Information on the event has not yet been made public. An update will be posted when details have been made available to Ward Room.

    In recent months, the Clinton campaign has been zeroing in on Illinois as a decisive primary.

    Clinton debuted two television ads Saturday in Illinois. She previously opened two Chicago campaign offices, located at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. and 1543 N. Wells St., in February.

    Clinton also held a get-out-the-vote rally at the Parkway Ballroom in Bronzeville last month in an effort to gain the support of African-American voters. At the event, Clinton slammed Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Turnaround Agenda.

    “The governor has refused to start budget negotiations unless his so-called ‘turnaround agenda’ gets passed, first,” Clinton said during her speech. “Now, his plan will turn Illinois around, all tight. All the way back to the time of the robber barons of the 19th century.”

    During that trip, she also attended a private “host reception” for donors who have raised more than $27,000 for her campaign.

    Clinton leads Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton currently has 663 pledged delegates to Sanders' 459. She won the Louisiana primary Saturday, but lost Kansas and Nebraska to Sanders.

    The two will face off in Illinois’ March 15 Democratic Presidential primary.

    Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio will also be decided that day.

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