Presidential Candidates Make Their Pitches In Illinois

Mar 6, 2016

Donald Trump held a large rally in Springfield in November.
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A week from Tuesday, Illinois voters will have their chance to help determine who is the next President of the United States. Candidates are planning last minute campaign stops here.

Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have each been in Illinois recently, to beseech voters for their support.

Trump's returning. In November he came to Springfield; this Friday he'll hold a rally in Chicago.

That evening, another top Republican contender, Sen. Ted Cruz, is set to be the featured speaker at the Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner.

Earlier that week, Gov. John Kasich will hold town halls in the suburbs.

Tuesday, President Bill Clinton will be in the area to campaign for his wife.

Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign didn't respond to a request asking whether he'll be in Illinois at all before March 15th.

Rubio's home state of Florida also holds its primary that day, as does Kasich's home state of Ohio.