Obamas attend wedding in Chicago
First family visiting the city together for the first time in 2 years
A member of the Secret Service scans a young girl guest arriving at Valerie Jarrett's house. (Jewel Samad, Getty Images / June 16, 2012)
Walking from their home in the Kenwood neighborhood to the wedding at Jarrett's house about a block away, the first family appeared to be in good spirits.
At about 6 p.m., they were seen strolling along South Greenwood Avenue with Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.
The president wore a tan suit and light-colored tie, while Michelle Obama was in a dark, shimmery sleeveless top and a flowing cream skirt that hit above the ankle. Malia, 13, was wearing a yellow dress and Sasha, 11, a green one. Robinson was in a black-and-white patterned short-sleeve dress or skirt and top combo.
They attended the wedding of Jarrett's daughter, Laura, and Tony Balkissoon — lawyers who met at Harvard Law School.
The day's only incidents came earlier when private planes flew into what was temporarily restricted Chicago airspace. An F-15 fighter jet intercepted a general aviation aircraft in the vicinity of Chicago about 10:30 a.m., according to a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman.
A second incident occurred about 4:30 p.m., when an F-15 escorted a Cessna 172 out of the restricted space. That pilot was instructed to contact the Federal Aviation Administration after landing at its destination.
The Obamas flew to Chicago on Friday evening, when they walked a few blocks from their Kenwood house to the home of family friend Martin Nesbitt.
The Obamas will stay until Sunday, when the president heads to Los Cabos, Mexico, for the G-20 summit and the first lady goes west to deliver an afternoon commencement address at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where brother Craig Robinson is the men's basketball coach.
Tribune reporter Katherine Skiba and White House pool reports contributed.