President Obama to Travel to Illinois, Third Day of Three-Day Economic Bus Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by USDA Office of Communications   
Monday, 15 August 2011 12:43

WASHINGTON, August 12 – On Wednesday, August 17th, the President will travel to Illinois, the third day of his three-day economic bus tour in the Midwest.  The President will host town halls in Atkinson and Alpha, Illinois before returning to Washington.  Air Force One will depart from the Air National Guard Base in Peoria, Illinois.  The departure of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed members of the media, but closed to the public.

While in the Midwest, the President will discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials.  The President knows we must do everything we can to promote economic growth, restore confidence in our nation’s future and enhance the sense of optimism for future generations.

Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s town hall in Atkinson, IL should RSVP HERE by Saturday, August  13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT.

Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s town hall in Alpha, IL should RSVP HERE by Saturday, August  13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT.

Members of the media who wish to cover the Air Force One departure from Air National Guard Base should RSVP HERE by Saturday, August  13, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. CDT.

LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY, NOT FOR BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Town Hall with President Barack Obama in Atkinson, IL

Wyffels Hybrids Inc.

740 East Henry Street

Atkinson, IL 61235

 

Live Truck Parking: Parking will be directed on site, off of 740 East Henry Street

Media Pre-set Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. CDT (All media with heavy equipment must pre-set equipment on site). Live trucks MUST cable-in during this time. Media will not have access to their equipment during the security sweeps from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CDT.

USSS Sweep: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CDT

Media Entrance: Media will be directed on site.

Media Access Time: 9:30 a.m. CDT

Final Access Time: 10:30 a.m. CDT

Event Begins: 11:30 a.m. CDT

Cable Run: 300 feet

Throw: 60 feet

Limited workspace and power are available. Wireless Internet is not available.

Contact for planning and logistical purposes (media only): Valerie Tyburski, 202-757-9534

 

Ticket Distribution Information:

Members of the general public: The event is free and open to the public.  Tickets are required and will be available at the following ticket distribution location beginning at 8:00 AM CDT, on Monday, August 15, 2011.  Tickets will be limited to two per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Wyffels Hybrids Inc

740 East Henry Street

Atkinson, IL 61235

 

Town Hall with President Barack Obama in Alpha, IL

Country Corner Farm Market

5333 U.S. Highway 150

Alpha, IL 61413

 

Live Truck Parking: Parking will be directed on site, off of 5333 U.S. Highway 150

Media Pre-set Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT (All media with heavy equipment must pre-set equipment on site). Live trucks MUST cable-in during this time. Media will not have access to their equipment during the security sweeps from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT.

USSS Sweep: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT

Media Entrance: Media will be directed on site.

Media Access Time: 1:30 p.m. CDT

Final Access Time: 2:30 p.m. CDT

Event Begins: 3:30 p.m. CDT

Cable Run: 300 feet

Throw: 45 feet

Limited workspace and power are available. Wireless Internet is not available.

Contact for planning and logistical purposes (media only): Kristina Broadie,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 202-503-5551.

 

Air Force One Departure

Air National Guard Base  
2416 S. Falcon Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61607

The departure of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed members of the media, but closed to the public.


Media parking: Media will be directed on site. Media must present a valid drivers license upon entry to the base 

Live truck parking: Directed on site  

Media Pre-set: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT (All media with heavy equipment must pre-set equipment on site. Live trucks MUST cable-in during this time. Media will not have access to their equipment during the security sweeps from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT)

Sweep: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
Media Access: 5:00 p.m. CDT 
Final Access: 5:30 p.m. CDT

Cable run: 250 feet 
Throw: 200 feet 

Air Force One Departure: 6:45 p.m. CDT 

Contact for planning and logistical purposes (media only): Valerie Tyburski, 202-757-9534

 

 

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