This will be Mr. Obama's sixth trip home since his inauguration. His last trip in August also included a fundraising stop for Giannoulias, who is locked in a tight race against Republican Mark Kirk for the Senate seat once held by the president.
Obama Coming Home to Fundraise for Alexi (Again)
President Barack Obama is introduced by Illinois Democratic Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias, right, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)