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  • President in Chicago for fundraisers

    President in Chicago for fundraisers
    President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago this afternoon and is spending the night at home before 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...
  • Obama: GOP economic plan 'trickle-down fairy dust'

    Obama: GOP economic plan 'trickle-down fairy dust'
    President Barack Obama criticized the newly minted Republican team of Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan during a series of hometown fundraisers Sunday, accusing the pair of trying to sell an economic plan of "trickle-down fairy dust" that doesn't work....
  • Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'

    Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he didn't want to "set expectations" about whether Chicago teachers will strike next week, but he did say a walkout is "not necessary." “I believe if everybody stays at the table and works through...
  • Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest

    Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest
    Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
  • Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'

    Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while. About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...
  • President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood

    President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood
    After raising millions at three fundraisers Friday night, President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed this morning and walked in his Kenwood neighborhood before going back to Washington. A little before noon Obama walked about four blocks to the home...
  • SBA regional director finds comfort in finance

    SBA regional director finds comfort in finance
    Marianne Markowitz strolls through a hallway at the regional headquarters of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Loop, not pausing to glance at the two official portraits, one of President Barack Obama, that are the only decor on a yawning...
  • First Family starts weekend at Chicago home with a stroll

    First Family starts weekend at Chicago home with a stroll
    President Barack Obama and his family started their weekend in Chicago by walking from their Kenwood home to spend time with some neighbors. On Saturday they are expected to attend the wedding of the daughter of their friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett....
  • Obamas walk to neighborhood wedding

    Obamas walk to neighborhood wedding
    The first family walked over to a wedding in their hometown neighborhood tonight.President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 11, are here for their first trip to the city as a foursome in two years. While the White...
  • Obama off to Mexico after weekend visit

    Obama off to Mexico after weekend visit
    President Barack Obama left his house in the city's Kenwood neighborhood at about 6 p.m and headed to O'Hare International Airport. As his motorcade left, neighbors and others lined parts of the street, waving goodbye and snapping photos.  Ten minutes...
  • Jarrett holds two events in Md.

    Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is holding two events in Maryland today -- one tied directly to President Barack Obama's campaign for reelection and the other a policy forum at Morgan State University focused on African Americans. Jarrett, a...