President In Chicago For Fundraisers

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President Barack Obama arrived in his hometown of Chicago this afternoon with a schedule of fundraising events set for Sunday.

 President Barack Obama arrives at O'Hare International Airport today.

President Barack Obama arrived in his hometown of Chicago this afternoon with a schedule of fundraising events set for Sunday.

Air Force One landed at O'Hare a little after 2:15 p.m. and by about 2:35 p.m. the president was being flown by helicopter on his way downtown. He stopped off at his campaign headquarters near Millennium Park for a regular meeting with his campaign staff, according to pool reports.

The president will take part in various events in town on Sunday, including two small gatherings that cost $40,000 per ticket, according to general information provide by his campaign.

First, Obama will attend a small roundtable in downtown Chicago where tickets cost $40,000 per person, followed by a Gen44 reception with approximately 850 people at the Bridgeport Arts Center.

Tickets for that event start at $51 per person, the campaign said.

Following the Gen44 event, Obama will deliver remarks at a fundraiser at his Kenwood home where tickets again cost $40,000 per person.

In the evening, the president will deliver remarks at a private home in Chicago where tickets cost $5,000 per person, and then take part in another $1,000 per person event at a private home.
 
Proceeds from Sunday’s events will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties, according to his campaign.

No information was released about what the president will be doing tonight.