Obama to visit Chicago this week
President Barack Obama will visit Chicago Friday, the White House announced Sunday.
According to a statement from the White House, the President will attend an event in the city “to discuss proposals, unveiled in the (State of the Union) speech, that focus on strengthening the economy for the middle class and those striving to get there.”
The Chicago Tribune reports that a White House official says Obama will “of course, also talk about the gun violence that has tragically affected too many families in communities across Chicago and across the country.”
Obama will also attend similar events in Asheville, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.