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First Lady Joins Quinn to Sign Military Legislation

Michelle Obama will be signing a bill with Governor Pat Quinn to aid military spouses



    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac to greet people as President Obama step off of Air Force One at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Thursday, June 14, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    UPDATE: First Lady Attends Chicago Bill-Signing Event

    First Lady Michelle Obama plans to make full use of her trip to Chicago next week.

    Besides hosting two fundraisers, she also will attend the signing of new legislation by Gov. Pat Quinn, according to the governor's office.

    After her 11 a.m. Tuesday luncheon with "Glee" star Jane Lynch, the First Lady joins Quinn at 2:15 p.m. at the Illinois National Guard Armory to sign new legislation designed to support military spouses.

    The bill intends to ease the struggles military spouses face when trying to transfer professional licenses to Illinois and coincides with the First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative.

    Following the signing, Obama heads to Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph St., for a 3 p.m. “Gen44" event.

    Tickets to the fundraiser start at $44 to draw in a younger crowd, but $5,000 buys party-goers a photo op with the First Lady.