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Obama Aims for Big Money in Chicago



    Obama Aims for Big Money in Chicago

    Next Thursday April 14th President Obama returns home to Chicago to raise cash for his presidential reelection bid.

    It's going to be all work and no play for the president, when he attends three high-priced fund raisers around downtown.

    The first takes place MK Restaurant, on North Franklin street. Ticket to the MK event reportedly go for $35,800 each.  

    Another dinner is planned at N9NE Steakhouse with the  tickets ranging  from $5,000 to 15,000 per person. 

    Then, a large reception is planned at Navy Pier's Ballroom where the lowest priced ticket is $100. 

    Obama should be among friends while he's here. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel very well could attend one of the fund raisers -- despite his cagey responses Monday -- and David Axelrod, former senior adviser to the president, is also in town making plans for the reelection season.

    He'll need all the help he can get. Obama hopes to raise upward of $1 billion for his 2012 run.