Vice President Biden visits Chicago shelter

November 25, 2013

The Associated Press

File: Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit a newly constructed domestic violence shelter during a stop in Chicago.

Officials say it will be the first new domestic violence shelter built in Chicago in more than a decade. It will have two stories and 40 beds. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic U.S. Sen. Durbin are also expected to attend the ground breaking on Monday.

Biden is also expected to attend a fundraiser lunch for Durbin and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at downtown Chicago restaurant. That's according to Democratic officials.

He's also due to speak to students at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. The event is closed to reporters.