President Barack Obama's speech in the Illinois House chamber at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday will not be open to the public, officials confirmed on Monday.
The only people allowed inside the chamber will be elected officials, people with credentials and invited guests, said Steve Brown, a spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday the Capitol building will be cleared of all personnel. The closure will last until about 10:15 a.m. Anyone entering the Capitol on Wednesday after the building reopens must be on a list that was previously submitted to the U.S. Secret Service.