Reagan to Visit Chicago, May Meet Hostages’ Families

United Press International

President Reagan will eat lunch with community leaders and address citizens of Chicago Heights, Ill., Friday and may also meet with some of the families of the Beirut hijacking hostages, the White House announced today.

Reagan will have lunch with community leaders in the teacher’s cafeteria of Bloom High School in the Chicago suburb, then speak to the public--probably on tax reform--in the school’s front courtyard.

Reagan has met privately with families of hostages on previous outings in Indianapolis, Dallas and McLean, Va., and spokesman Larry Speakes said it is likely he will do so again Friday, especially because so many of the hostages are from Illinois.