He arrived in the Windy City on Saturday at spent the night at his home in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.
Events Sunday include two standard high-priced meet-and-greets as well as a budget event at the Bridgeport Art Center where the president and some of his younger supporters will get together for $51 per ticket.
The Chicago Tribune said Obama's busy schedule reflects a midsummer fundraising surge by Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who raised $101 million in July compared to $75 million by the president.
Obama has acknowledged in his fundraising solicitations that he will probably be outspent by Romney but said he can close the gap with a "truly grassroots campaign."
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