U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a tour of the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake on Wednesday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

President Joe Biden delivered remarks promoting his infrastructure, family, and job plans following a tour of the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake Wednesday afternoon.

Biden arrived early in Crystal Lake from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

He appeared at the McHenry County College with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.

The five of them toured the college and then Biden delivered remarks on stage around 1:45 p.m.

A helicopter part of the Marine Helicopter Squadron One lands on the grass at the McHenry County College on Tuesday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

He spoke about the benefits of his Build Back Better agenda, which includes the American Rescue Plan, American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.

Biden emphasized that his plan starts with education and “any nation that out-educates us is going to out-compete us.”

 

He also said that his plans will provide two years of free community college to every person, address teacher shortages, provide tax cuts for families and expand childcare, among other initiatives.

“Folks, I’ve laid out a lot of plans here. That’s because it’s time we have to think bigger, we have to act bolder and we have to build back better,” Biden said.

Biden departed Crystal Lake en route to O’Hare in Chicago around 2:30 p.m. where he got on Air Force One and departed for Washington D.C.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks following a tour of the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake on Wednesday. | Photo: Alex Vucha / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Earlier in the day as Biden arrived in Crystal Lake, supporters of former President Donald Trump protested his arrival in McHenry County.

Last week, Biden traveled around the Midwest to promote his $973 billion infrastructure deal, which was recently reached with a bipartisan group of senators.

The president 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.