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Obama in Chicago: Dining at Piccolo Sogno Due in River North UPDATE

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President Barack Obama spent about three hours at his Chicago campaign headquarters in the Prudential Building on Saturday--and when he was done he motorcaded to the nearby River North restaurant Piccolo Sogno Due to dine with friends, according to the pool report.


More from the pool report: "The president left the restaurant at 8.25 pm, The pool got a distant view in the dark of POTUS walking down the back stairs to his SUV followed by his Secret Service detail.

"Both lanes were closed along Lakeshore Drive as the motorcade sped along, passing to the left a Ferris wheel illuminated with sparkling yellow lights.

"A few people stood on the streets near the president's house. One group of people had a banner wishing him a belated happy birthday and one girl shouted "Happy Birthday" at the top of her voice as we passed.

"The president arrived back in his neighborhood where there is a heavy security presence, at 8.39 pm.

"Valerie Jarrett was spotted walking past the vans, possibly to her own home a few blocks away."

End update

Obama spends the next two nights at his Kenwood home; on Sunday he hosts five fund-raisers: One at the Sheraton on Wacker Dr. another at the Bridgeport Arts Center, one at his home--really his yard and two others a few blocks from his house.

First Lady Michelle Obama was fund-raising in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday. Daughters Malia and Sasha are away at overnight camp.

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