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Chicago Draws Political Stars on Oct. 28

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    NEWSLETTERS

    UPDATE: Clinton Hits Town for Speech, Birthday Party

    UPDATE: McCain, Durbin Attend at City Club of Chicago Breakfast

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Chicago, Monday, to deliver the keynote speech at the Vanguard fundraising event for the Jewish United Fund. 

    Clinton, a likely Democratic candidate for president in 2016, was last in Chicago in September for another fund raiser. 

    But Clinton isn't the only major political figure headed to Chicago on Monday. 

    Arizona Senator John McCain, who lost the 2008 presidential race to Barack Obama, heads to Chicago on Monday as well. 

    McCain will join Illinois Senator Dick Durbin at the City Club of Chicago's Public Policy Breakfast. 

    From the release: 

    U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and John McCain (R-AZ) will make a joint appearance at the City Club of Chicago’s Public Policy Breakfast.  Durbin and McCain worked together to help craft the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act which was approved by the Senate on a bipartisan basis in June.

    Durbin and McCain were both first elected to Congress in 1982 and have served together in the Senate for seventeen years.  In addition to their efforts on immigration reform, the two work together as members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    The Senators will each deliver opening remarks and then together take questions submitted by the audience on a range of topics and read by a moderator.  They will hold a media availability following their appearance.

    McCain is also scheduled for an off-the-record  talk at theUniversity of Chicago's Institute of Politics. He'll be introduced by Institute Director David Axelrod.