The Marine Helicopter Squadron One, consisting of five marine helicopters, landed at the McHenry County College Tuesday ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit on Wednesday.
The five helicopters landed on the grass at the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Biden will be coming to Crystal Lake on Wednesday as he tours the Midwest to promote his American Families Plan.
The American Families Plan will provide two years of free community college, provide direct support to children and families, extend tax cuts for families with children and American workers, and assist parents with child care expenses, according to the White House.
White House Senior Associate Communications Director Matt Hill made the announcement of Biden’s trip to Illinois on Twitter Saturday evening.
Hill said that Biden will be traveling to Crystal Lake on Wednesday. It is unclear if Biden will be making any other stops in the area beside the McHenry County College.
Hill said on Tuesday that Biden will tour the college and “see firsthand how the #BuildBackBetter agenda will help students and educators.”
Biden will deliver remarks on how his economic recovery plans will deliver for working families across the country, Hill added.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is also expected to attend.
Biden traveled around the Midwest last week to promote his $973 billion infrastructure deal, which was recently reached with a bipartisan group of senators.
Biden announced on June 25 that he had reached the deal with 11 senators, telling reporters at the White House, “We have a deal. We made serious compromises on both ends.”
CBS News reported that Biden was in La Crosse, Wisconsin on June 29 and in Traverse City, Michigan on Saturday in an effort to get public support for his infrastructure plan.
Members of the president’s administration are also traveling to gather support for the infrastructure plan.
First Lady Jill Biden was in Maine and New Hampshire on Saturday and Vice President Kamala Harris stopped in Las Vegas, Nevada, CBS News reported.