Obama drew inspiration from Lincoln during his campaign for the presidency and after he was elected. On Inauguration Day, Obama was sworn in on a Bible that was used at Lincoln's inauguration.
While aides declined to comment on Obama's February schedule, a source close to the president told the Chicago Tribune that Obama could make his first presidential visit to Chicago Presidents' Day weekend, when his daughters have a three-day school holiday.
Obama has asked that Congress have on his desk an economic stimulus package before the recess. Democratic congressional leaders pledged to have a bill ready for Obama's signature by the mid-February break, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying if the bill weren't passed, there would be no break for lawmakers.
When Obama travels to Chicago -- he indicated he would return to the Windy City every six-to-eight weeks -- the likeliest spot an Air Force One landing would be O'Hare International Airport, the Tribune said. Midway Airport and Gary (Ind.)-Chicago International Airport also could be considered if a smaller plane were used.