First Ladys 3 State Tour Includes Illinois, Pennsylvania

First lady Jill Biden, left, speaks while Congressman Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., right, looks on in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.

1of32First lady Jill Biden, left, speaks while Congressman Chuy Garcia, D-Ill., right, looks on in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First lady Jill Biden, center, and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, left, listen to AVI horticultural lab instructor Paul Krusik at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
2of32First lady Jill Biden, center, and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, left, listen to AVI horticultural lab instructor Paul Krusik at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First lady Jill Biden speaks at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
4of32First lady Jill Biden speaks at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden waves to the media while arriving at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
5of32First Lady Jill Biden waves to the media while arriving at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First lady Jill Biden, center, along with Congressman Chuy Garcia, D, Ill, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot listen to Chris Rawson, program director at IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
7of32First lady Jill Biden, center, along with Congressman Chuy Garcia, D, Ill, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot listen to Chris Rawson, program director at IBEW-NECA Technical Institute in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden right, meets Sarah Taylor left, founder and executive director of Yo Soy Ella while Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona center, at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
8of32First Lady Jill Biden right, meets Sarah Taylor left, founder and executive director of Yo Soy Ella while Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona center, at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden listens to Sarah Taylor, left, founder and executive director of Yo Soy Ella at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
10of32First Lady Jill Biden listens to Sarah Taylor, left, founder and executive director of Yo Soy Ella at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
11of32Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
13of32Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas speaks with first lady Jill Biden, in the Courtyard, during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
14of32Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas speaks with first lady Jill Biden, in the Courtyard, during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
16of32Chief Curator Cesareo Moreno leads first lady Jill Biden and local elected officials through to a Day of the Dead Exhibit during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
From left, Luis Marquez, 17, Suesan Jarquin, 17, and Edwin Perez, 17, all with Chicago Mariachi Program speak with first lady Jill Biden during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
17of32From left, Luis Marquez, 17, Suesan Jarquin, 17, and Edwin Perez, 17, all with Chicago Mariachi Program speak with first lady Jill Biden during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
From left, Luis Marquez, 17, Suesan Jarquin, 17, and Edwin Perez, 17, all with Chicago Mariachi Program perform for Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas, first lady Jill Biden, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and Governor J.B. Pritzker in the Courtyard during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
19of32From left, Luis Marquez, 17, Suesan Jarquin, 17, and Edwin Perez, 17, all with Chicago Mariachi Program perform for Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas, first lady Jill Biden, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and Governor J.B. Pritzker in the Courtyard during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
From left, Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas, speaks with first lady Jill Biden, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and Governor J.B. Pritzker in the Courtyard during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
20of32From left, Chair of the Museum Carlos R. Cardenas, speaks with first lady Jill Biden, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and Governor J.B. Pritzker in the Courtyard during a visit and tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, Ill. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Tyler LaRiviere/AP
First lady Jill Biden, left, listens along with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, back right, as Jose Turrubiartez of Lambda Legal speaks during a Charla at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
22of32First lady Jill Biden, left, listens along with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, back right, as Jose Turrubiartez of Lambda Legal speaks during a Charla at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden center, speaks while Congressman Chuy Garcia (D, IL-04) right, and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker left, look on in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
23of32First Lady Jill Biden center, speaks while Congressman Chuy Garcia (D, IL-04) right, and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker left, look on in the electrical lab at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First lady Jill Biden, center, poses for a photo with a class in the electrical lab along with Congressman Chuy Garcia, D, Ill., Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
25of32First lady Jill Biden, center, poses for a photo with a class in the electrical lab along with Congressman Chuy Garcia, D, Ill., Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First lady Jill Biden speaks at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
26of32First lady Jill Biden speaks at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden left, and Secretary of education Miguel Cardona right, enter the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
28of32First Lady Jill Biden left, and Secretary of education Miguel Cardona right, enter the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP
First Lady Jill Biden left, listens to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona right, speak at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty
29of32First Lady Jill Biden left, listens to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona right, speak at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul BeatyPaul Beaty/AP
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona speaks during a Charla along with first lady Jill Biden at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.
31of32Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona speaks during a Charla along with first lady Jill Biden at the Arturo Velasquez Institute Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Chicago.Paul Beaty/AP

CHICAGO (AP) — First lady Jill Biden wrapped up a visit to Illinois on Wednesday with a stop at a community college before heading to Pennsylvania during a three-state tour in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

She toured the Arturo Velasquez Institute in Chicago with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and elected Illinois officials including Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The night before she visited the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago to see an exhibit honoring victims of COVID-19.

Biden was expected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, later in the afternoon where she was set to meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra at a center for children and families, according to the White House.

Earlier this week she was in Kansas City to tour El Centro Academy, a dual-language early childhood education program.

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First ladys 3-state tour includes Illinois, Pennsylvania

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First ladys 3-state tour includes Illinois, Pennsylvania