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A planned visit to Springfield, Illinois, later this month by former Vice President Joe Biden, is proving to be a bigger attraction than expected.

Biden's visit on Aug. 16 is proving so popular that plans have changed to accommodate more people. He is keynoting the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association brunch at a Springfield hotel. The brunch kicks off the Illinois State Fair's Democrat Day.

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Vice President Mike Pence plans to give a speech before an invitation-only audience and tour an agricultural supply store's headquarters and distribution center in the Wisconsin hometown of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Blain Supply announced Thursday that Pence was to be joined by Ryan and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for the stop in Janesville today.