Jill Biden Promotes Community Colleges During Illinois Visit

Jill Biden Promotes Community Colleges During Illinois Visit

Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, addresses the 2016 USO Gala, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2016. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill)

(Photo by Jim Greenhill from McLean, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

DIXON, Ill. (AP) – In her first visit to Illinois since taking up residence in the White House, Jill Biden visited a community college to tout their importance to the nation’s economy.

The first lady made remarks Monday to a socially-distanced audience of about 30 people at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon.

She was joined by U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. During her remarks, Biden discussed her experiences as an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College and the virtues of the community college system.

She also praised a Sauk Valley program that offers tuition breaks to students who complete community service while they’re in high school.