President Barack Obama will visit Argonne National Laboratory, near Lemont, on Friday afternoon to discuss "American energy policy."
Obama is scheduled to arrive at O'Hare International Airport around 11:25 a.m. on Air Force One. He will then travel to Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials, where he will address credentialed media at 1:30 p.m.
Officials from the White House Press Office said the president will announce plans to fund alternative fuel research.
Obama's trip marks the first time a president has appeared at Argonne since former President George H. Bush visited in 1992, according to Argonne officials.
This is the president’s first trip to the Chicago area since speaking at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15; First Lady Michelle Obama visited McCormick Place on Feb. 28 to promote her physical-fitness campaign “Let’s Move.”
The event is closed to the public, but Lemont Patch Editor Amanda Luevano will be providing live updates from Argonne throughout the day, beginning at 10 a.m.
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