HAMPTON, Ill. (WLS) --Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were stumping for votes in Ohio on Monday. The Buckeye State is a key battleground as the campaigns head into a critical month. From there, Clinton boarded her new campaign plane and took off for Illinois Monday afternoon.
She was scheduled to speak at a crowd in Hampton, Ill. The Secretary's stop in deep blue, Democratic Illinois is the second of her return to the campaign trail after a long fundraising break.
Iowa awarded Hillary Clinton her first win of the primary, but the west bank of this stretch of the Mississippi could be contested territory with Donald Trump.
There were also other Illinois Democrats who have spent a good portion of the day with union voters and workers talking to them about issues that matter to them.
"Some of them are talking about jobs. Other ones are talking about healthcare," Bryon Tyson said, a voter, said.
"No one on earth is going to outwork me. I've been everywhere you can imagine in the state whether it's Democratic strong, Republican strong, I'm not afraid to go anywhere. I want to meet every single voter I can in this state," Susanna Mendoza, comptroller candidate, said.
Representative Tammy Duckworth is trying to join Illinois' Senior Senator, Dick Durbin on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
"I think we can finally get some work done. It's far better than the Senate as it stands that's doing nothing I would love to be able to pass a transportation bill to bring investments in infrastructure and transportation in this country," Duckworth said.
Those in Hampton were some of the most passionate, core voters, the people driving campaigns to November 8.
"You have to get out there and work. If you believe in it work for it," Linda Miller, a voter, said.
And the woman they're working hardest for is on board her brand new plane finally taking questions from the press, and bound for the first place she called home.
Organizers expected around 5,000 people to hear Clinton speak in Hampton.
After a quick stop near her hometown, Hillary Clinton heads into the last 64 days of campaigning promising to take questions from the press, even with a hoarse voice.