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IMG_0775.JPG Marty Nesbitt and Anita Blanchard at the Obama state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky and husband Robert Creamer at the Obama state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

IMG_0804.jpgChicago business executive John Rogers at the Obama state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

IMG_0818.jpgChicago business executive Penny Pritzker at the Obama state dinner (photo by Lynn Sweet)

WASHINGTON--The first couple to walk by the cameras en route to the first state dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle were dear friends from Chicago, Martin Nesbitt and his wife, Anita Blanchard, the doctor who delivered Obama daughters Malia and Sasha.

Here's a breakdown of the Chicagoans invited to the Obama White House first state dinner on Tuesday night.

Updated Nov. 25

White House staff
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers
Senior advisor David Axelrod and wife Susan
Senior advisor Valerie Jarrett
First Lady Chief of Staff Susan Sher and husband, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Neil Cohen
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and wife Amy Rule
Office of Public Engagement chief Tina Tchen

Friends, family who were also earlier and key Obama political supporters
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and husband Robert Creamer
John Rogers
Penny Pritzker
Judd and Linda Miner
Martin Nesbitt and wife Anita Blanchard
Jim and Paula Crown
Eric and Cheryl Whitaker
Marian Robinson
Newton and Josephine Minow

(Pritzker was the National Finance Chair of the Obama presidential campaign; Rogers and Crown were the Illinois Finance co-chairs. Miner hired Obama to work at his law firm when Obama graduated Harvard Law.)

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