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Obama to Speak in Quincy Wednesday

President scheduled to speak in Quincy at noon Wednesday



    President Barack Obama will continue his White House to Main Street tour Wednesday with stops in Iowa and Illinois.  He's expected to speak in Quincy at about 4 p.m.

    The president's day will begin with a tour of the Poet biorefining plant in Macon, Mo. There, he'll visit with farmers at that state's first ethanol plant and meet with employees to talk about what they're experiencing in the current economy.

    Later, it's off to the Oakley-Lindsay Center in Quincy for a town hall.  Officials haven't given a firm number of tickets to be made available, but have said they're on a first-come, first-served basis.

    In Quincy, President Obama will deliver a speech on reforming Wall Street. 

    Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois Treasurer and Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias are expected to be among the attendees.

    On Tuesday, Obama criticized Senate Republicans for continuing to block debate on a bill that would impose greater financial controls on the financial industry. 

    Speaking at a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, the president said that it's one thing to oppose reform, but it's not right for the GOP to be against even discussing it.

    He said the American people deserve an "honest debate" on the bill.