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President Barack Obama addresses supporters during a combo birthday bash/campaign fundraiser at Uptown's Aragon Ballroom.

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How much would you pay to have your picture taken with First Lady Michelle Obama?

When she travels to Chicago next week to tour Chicago food deserts with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and later host a fundraiser at Plumber's Hall, she will be asking for a pretty penny.

The going rate for a photograph at the near West Side fundraiser with the First Lady is $10,000 for a family of up to six members.

Tickets alone range from $100and up for the Oct. 25 event. 

  • $100 - Limited Availability Gen44 Tickets
  • $500 - General Admission
  • $7,500 - Host (write or raise)
  • $1,000 - Preferred Section
  • $10,000 - Family Photo Reception (max 6 in photo)

Funds will be contributed to the Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee.

This is the third 2012 fundraising swing through Chicago for the Obamas. In April, Obama kicked off his reelection bid at Navy Pier. Then in August Obama celebrated his birthday at the Aragon Ball Room.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was featured prominently at both events.

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