WE Day Illinois 2017 headliners announced

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Buzz Aldrin, former NASA Astronaut and Apollo 11 Pilot, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness

CHICAGO (WLS) -- We Day Illinois is coming up on March 1 and the headliners for the celebration were revealed Thursday morning.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be speaking at the event. Actress Shay Mitchell, best known for the series "Pretty Little Liars" is the host. Rapper Xzibit will perform. Motivational speakers will include Stedman Graham, Oprah's main squeeze.

We Day Illinois will be held at Allstate Arena. ABC7 Eyewitness News will have full coverage of the performances and programs to inspire social change.