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Hillary Clinton to Host Two Fundraisers in Chicago May 20

Fred Eychaner and J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K., will host the two fundraising events in their homes

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    The two events will be held at the homes of two well-known donors. (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

    Hillary Clinton will make her first Chicago appearance since declaring her candidacy April12.

    The Democratic presidential candidate and Park Ridge native will host two major fundraisers in Chicago May 20, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

    The two events will be held at the homes of two well-known donors -- media businessman Fred Eychaner and billionaire entrepreneur J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K., the Sun-Times reports. 

    Eychaner is the president and CEO of Newsweb Corp. in Chicago and "one of the most reclusive -- and powerful -- donors in Democratic politics," according to the National Journal. He has long supported both Bill and Hillary Clinton, as he backed Bill in 1992 and Hillary in 2008. So far, it seems clear he'll stick with Team Clinton this time around, too.

    Pritzker has also long been a supporter of Hillary Clinton. In 2008, he was one of her major backers as well as the national cochair of her campaign. Meanwhile, Pritzker's sister, Penny Pritzker, took the role of national finance committee chair for Barack Obama.

    Tickets for the fundraising events are $2,700, according to the Sun-Times. Donors are not encouraged to stop there, however. Those who add an extra "0" and raise at least $27,000 will earn the title of "Hillstarter." The hosts of the fundraisers, meanwhile, are being asked to raise $50,000.

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