Illinois Leaders Will Join Obama on Cuba Trip

Mar 16, 2016

Three members of Illinois' congressional delegation will accompany President Barack Obama to Cuba this weekend.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos and Jan Schakowsky will travel to Cuba on Sunday with the president. They are among 20 members of Congress going on the trip to Havana. They will meet with Cuban officials, attend an Obama speech, state dinner and a baseball game.

Durbin previously visited Cuba in January as part of a congressional delegation and Bustos visited in October as part of an agricultural trade mission.        

Obama is the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge's trip in 1928.