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Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House



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    A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

    Spokesman Steve Brown tells The State Journal-Register the only people allowed inside the chamber will be elected officials, people with credentials and invited guests.

    The White House says Obama's speech will address the Illinois General Assembly about can be done to "build a better politics." The speech will be broadcast live on local television stations and

    White House officials said Monday that after the speech Obama will visit with a crowd of supporters, stakeholders, and volunteers gathered to watch his remarks at a local viewing location. The location was not specified.

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