Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Peoria

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Bill Clinton recipient of Lincoln Leadership prize

PEORIA, Ill. — Former President Bill Clinton will be in Peoria campaigning in the Democratic presidential primary for his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says the former president will hold a get out of the vote event on Friday in central Illinois ahead of the state’s Tuesday primary. The campaign says Bill Clinton “will lay out Hillary Clinton’s plan to raise wages and break down the barriers that hold too many Illinoisans back.” He’ll also promote early voting, which is available until Monday.

The event will be at the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Clinton faces Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is planning a campaign stop in the Chicago suburb of Summit on Friday night.