Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will address the Illinois House of Representatives Thursday.
His remarks are scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. (CST) and will focus on the defense budget and other military issues.
Cohen will hold a media availability in the Illinois State Capitol Building press room (Blue Room) following his address to the representatives.
The point of contact for the speech and media availability at the Illinois State Capitol Building is Mr. Steve Brown at (217) 782-6360.
Cohen returns to Washington late Thursday.
Pentagon media interested in travelling with Cohen should contact Cmdr. James Fallin at (703) 697-9143.