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Chicago Homeowner and POTUS Came Home

April 15, 2011

President Barack Obama returned to Chicago on Thursday for his first 2012 re-election campaign trip.

Air Force One dropped the Chicago resident off around 5 p.m.

From there, Obama attended a fundraiser at N9NE Steakhouse, a West Loop restaurant where supporters paid between $5,000 and $15,000 a ticket.

From there, the president attended a fundraiser at mk, a River North restaurant where donors paid up to $35,800 to attend.

President Obama's Hyde Park house.

President Obama's Chicago home.

More than 200 people were at those two events.

From there, President Obama went to Navy Pier, where he addressed a pumped up crowd of more than 2,000 people who paid between $100 and $250 to get in.

“The economy is growing again,” he said, stating that the country is experiencing its largest drop in the unemployment rate since 1984.

The rally also featured some Chicago Bulls — potential league MVP Derrick Rose, forward Joakim Noah and former point guard B.J. Armstrong — and at one point, Obama put on a Bulls hat.

Besides planting his campaign headquarters in a Chicago real estate skyscraper, Obama could soon have another reason to come back to his hometown: When the Bulls make it to the NBA Finals.

This team has a legitimate chance this year!

During Obama’s night trip to Chicago, the President of the United States (POTUS) is estimated to have raised $2 million for his re-election fund and for the Democratic National Committee.

So, finally, from there, President Obama went home, to Hyde Park, where he presumably spent the night in his own bed.

Bet the neighbors didn’t sleep much, though.

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