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From the Chicago Tribune
President Barack Obama, who arrived in town Saturday to attend fundraising events scheduled for Sunday, was briefly on tap as grand marshal for the back-to-school event before he backed out in June because of a scheduling conflict.
But, with music blaring beneath a picturesque blue sky, drill teams waving flags and cheerleaders pumping up the crowd along King Drive, few people seemed to notice the president’s absence.
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The president will take part in various events in town on Sunday, including two small gatherings that cost $40,000 per ticket, according to general information provide by his campaign.
First, Obama will attend a small roundtable in downtown Chicago where tickets cost $40,000 per person, followed by a Gen44 reception with approximately 850 people at the Bridgeport Arts Center.
Tickets for that event start at $51 per person, the campaign said.
Following the Gen44 event, Obama will deliver remarks at a fundraiser at his Kenwood home where tickets again cost $40,000 per person.
In the evening, the president will deliver remarks at a private home in Chicago where tickets cost $5,000 per person, and then take part in another $1,000 per person event at a private home.