By JOSH BOAK and CHRIS MEGERIAN
BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden has gone to Belvidere, Illinois, to celebrate a labor deal that will reopen a Stellantis plant in the city. During an appearance before cheering union members, the president put on a red United Auto Workers shirt and reminded his audience that he stood with members during their strikes against Ford, General Motors and Jeep-maker Stellantis. Biden learned in June that the Stellantis plant was set to close and he made keeping it open a priority. The plant will expand as part of the tentative contract with the UAW. Biden met with UAW President Shawn Fain and Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and held a fundraiser later in Chicago.