Obama coming to University of Illinois

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Former President Barack Obama is due to arrive in the Champaign-Urbana area next week for a visit to the University of Illinois.

Obama will be honored by U of I on Friday, September 7th with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government.

The award is presented annually by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and recognizes public officials who promote high standards of public service.

Obama will speak at 11 a.m. at Foellinger Auditorium. Tickets will be required for entry.

A limited number of tickets will be available for UofI students across the three universities.

Tickets are not available for the general public, but Obama’s speech will be live streamed. You can watch it Friday by clicking HERE.

Obama will be the 28th person to receive the Douglas Award. Former recipients include the late Sen. John McCain, Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, John Paul Stevens, Archibald Cox, and others.

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