While voters in Skokie, Ill., were out voting for the 2012 primary, Mitt Romney stopped in Wheaton for an unpublicized private reception at a home in the 1400 block of Forest Avenue Tuesday night. Romney, awaiting the results of Illinois' Republican presidential primary, greeted children and other neighbors who gathered outside waving American flags and chanting “Mitt for President!” as he arrived.
Neighbors said they received notice of the event earlier this week. Romney was scheduled to travel to Schaumburg for his Illinois election night party.
Patch reported earlier:
Earlier in March, MyFoxChicago.com reported that Romney planned a fundraiser in Wheaton on primary day, March 20.
According to the Wheaton College archives website, Romney wanted to hold a rally at the college early in the 2008 Republican primary, the Sunday before Super Tuesday, but was unable to secure permission to campus facilities.
The last campaign to visit Wheaton College was Jesse Jackson in 1988, according to the site.