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VP Biden Chicago visit includes stop at domestic violence shelter

Vice President Joe Biden is in Chicago Monday for several events.

He  joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the groundbreaking for a center for domestic violence victims.

The center will be on the city’s Southwest Side in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

The new shelter will be built by a partnership that includes Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS), Metropolitan Family Services, and the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

The shelter, named “WINGS Metro,” will serve up to 100 families in its first full year of operation, which is expected to start in June 2014.

City officials say it will increase the number of available beds, from 112 to 152.

The project will also include an income generating business on the first floor, which can also serve as an employment training site.

Biden’s schedule also included attending a fundraiser for Senator Dick Durbin’s re-election campaign and talking to students at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

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2 comments

  • Tom

    I woujd like to know how Biden, Obama and other politicins can etically, morally or legally fly around in their big budget planes and motorcades attending fund raising activities on the tax payers money?
    This should be against the Law. I know all politicians do it but who is doing their jobs while they attend these junkets.
    Tom A.

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