The White House this afternoon confirmed that President Barack Obama will fly to Chicago for Democratic fundraisers Wednesday.
The Tribune reported this month that the president and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago to attend two fundraisers for House Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to an invitation obtained by the Tribune.
The first event is a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Chicago. The second is a dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chicago home of longtime Obama supporters Bettylu and Paul Saltzman.
The giving levels, according to the invitation, are: $1,000 for a reception ticket; $5,000 for two reception tickets and a photo; $10,000 for a dinner ticket and photo; $32,400 for two dinner tickets, a photo and preferred seating; and $50,000 for a table at the dinner, photo and preferred seating.
The invitation notes that the timing dictates that donors choose one event or the other.
The president plans to stay overnight in his hometown and return to the White House on Thursday.