Sen. Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak in Chicago’s Northwestern suburbs, shortly after GOP frontrunner Donald Trump canceled his downtown rally amid violent far-left protests.
At 9:00 pm, the venue in Rolling Meadows, a town about 25 miles from Chicago, is free of the explosive protests seen downtown outside of where Trump was to have appeared.
Cruz is expected to speak at the annual Lincoln Day dinner at around 8:30 PM. Also speaking is incumbent Representative Peter Roskam of the 6th Congressional District.
Trump canceled his event at The University of Illinois at Chicago after protesters started clashing with Trump’s supporters.
UIC is the university that employs unrepentant domestic terrorist and close Obama friend Bill Ayres. It was in Bill Ayres’ livingroom that Barack Obama kicked off his fundraising when he first ran for the U.S. Senate.