Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista Gingrich, will make campaign stops Thursday in Lake in the Hills.
The Gingrich campaign visits come days before the Illinois primary election Tuesday, March 20. Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich also plan stops in Palatine, Barrington, Elgin and Carpentersville today and Thursday.
In Lake in the Hills a rally will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at 8585 Pyott Road, where Newt Gingrich is expected to give a speech, campaign representatives told Patch.com on Tuesday.
The rally is open to the public and will be held in a private corporate hangar next to Lake in the Hills Airport, according to the Northwest Herald. Campaign representatives told the Northwest Herald that hundreds are expected to attend the rally.
Earlier in the day Thursday, Callista Gingrich is scheduled to visit the Goddard School, 4561 Princeton Lane, Lake in the Hills, where she will get a tour of the school and then read a book she authored, Sweet Land of Liberty, to a pre-kindergarten class of 4- and 5-year-old students, said Goddard School owner Michele Clark.
A mascot for “Ellis the Elephant,” the main character in her book, is expected to accompany Callista Gingrich to Thursday’s visit.
"We are very excited. The timing is so perfect because this month, our school's theme is authors, so the children have been learning about different children's authors and now they get to meet one," Clark said. "This kind of just fell into our laps."
The visit was arranged by a parent of a former Lake in the Hills Goddard School student who is affiliated with the Gingrich campaign, Clark said. Clark shares her thoughts on the visit, as well as some of her students’ thoughts on patriotism and liberty, in an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch blog post today.