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Obama Returns to Chicago Wednesday

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    President Barack Obama returns to Chicago Wednesday for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.

    Air Force One is expected to land at O'Hare International Airport at 4 p.m. in advance of a 4:45 p.m. event at Chicago Cut Steakhouse and a small dinner at the Lincoln Park home of Grace Tsao-Wu and Craig Freedman, two main Obama donors. 

    The Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet Sweet said ticket prices weren't listed in the dinner invitation but she noted the invite did mention photos. "It will be a great opportunity to get a photo with the President and hear him speak in an intimate setting," the invite states, according to Sweet.

    The president is scheduled to leave Chicago at 8:20 p.m.

    Though it's still not clear whether the Obama family plans to move home after his term ends, the Windy City is still on the president's mind.

    Obama recently unveiled plans for a high-tech digital manufacturing hub in Chicago and announced an initiative to help minority boys, including those in Chicago.

    Several locations are battling for Obama's presidential library. The University of Chicago, Chicago State University and the Bronzeville neighborhood have all expressed interest in hosting it.

    Obama's native Hawaii and his college home, New York, also want to house the library.