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Obama returns to Chicago Jan. 11 for fund-raisers

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago on Jan. 11 for high end fund-raisers to bankroll his re-election drive, as he jumps back on the traveling fund-raising circuit after taking a break for a few weeks over the holidays. This will mark Obama's tenth visit back to Chicago since becoming president.

Obama will be hosted at the North Side home of media mogul Fred Eychaner, who is also one of the biggest donors to third-party Democratic "SuperPacs," playing a role in the 2012 campaign.

paragraph below corrected with Stuart Taylor's current employment.

Obama will also a guest at the South Side home of Yvonne and former Bear Stearns executive Stuart Taylor

From Taylor company website: "Stuart Taylor is chief executive officer of Analytic Innovations, a leading provider of data-driven marketing solutions to companies with large customer portfolios, including credit and debit card issuers, retail banks, insurance companies, and others. In his role as CEO, Stuart is responsible for the company's overall management and strategic direction, overseeing general operations, and spearheading organic and acquisition growth initiatives.

"He also is managing partner of The Taylor Group, a private equity firm with investments in a number of operating companies including Analytic Innovations."


Obama kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign in Chicago on April 14 with a series of fund-raisers; he returned on Aug. 3 for fund-raising events pegged to his 50th birthday.

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Chicago Oct. 25 for fund-raisers.

Vice President Joe Biden hit Chicago for fund-raising on Sept. 20.

Biden and Mrs. Obama have both visited the Obama 2012 headquarters in the Prudential Building.

Will Obama visit his national campaign headquarters on this trip?

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