Fresh off his attention-grabbing speech at the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama hit the campaign trail.
The candidate for U.S. Senate is engaged in a five-day bus tour of Illinois. The first stop was in Ottawa. The 42-year-old Obama said that even though he still does not have a republican opponent he would not take anything for granted.
Obama plans to campaign hard right through election day. Obama will cover about 1,500 miles in his five-day tour. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will join him on three of those days.
Sunday, we had a couple of opportunities to voice our concerns. From 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Obama will attend the Dekalb democratic breakfast at Hopkins Park Band Shelter at 1403 Sycamore Road.
At 1:45 p.m. Obama is expected to be at a meet and greet in Boone County, just head to the community building at 111 West First Street in Belvidere to meet Obama.
Then he's headed west to Rockford. The symbol at Sinnissippi Park along the river is where Rockford residents will find Obama at 2:30 p.m.; then by 3:45 p.m. he will be in Freeport at the public library.