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President Barack Obama and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn order breakfast during a surprise visit to Valois Cafeteria in Chicago on May 23, 2014. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

High-profile Dems to hit city to raise cash, boost Quinn

WASHINGTON — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has a string of high-profile surrogates hitting Chicago for him in the coming days to raise funds and rally the Democratic base: both Obamas, Virginia Gov.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is headlining Gov. Pat Quinn's fundraiser on Wednesday night. | AP file

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe headlines Gov. Quinn Chicago fundraiser

WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and well known among high-end Chicago Democratic donors, headlines a fundraiser for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in Chicago on Wednesday evening. 

Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 29, 2014 — India PM Modi

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Monday dine with  Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India who traveled here from New York, where he attended the United Nations General Assembly and filled Madison Square Garden at an event on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, Obama meets with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.

Illinois 10: Dold's ob-gyn sister stars in ad aimed at women

WASHINGTON — With the Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsing Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., a new television spot by former Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., features his pregnant ob-gyn sister, Dr. Kristie Dold Bennett, vouching for him on women’s reproductive issues. Meanwhile, the latest Schneider ad reminds voters Dold is a Republican — a party label Dold is aggressively playing down.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One on Thursday before heading to Washington from New York | Julio Cortez/AP

Obamas stump for Quinn: President on Thursday, Michelle, Oct. 7

WASHINGTON — Gov. Pat Quinn is getting a double dose of help from the White House in his re-election battle; I’ve learned first lady Michelle Obama hits Chicago on Oct. 7 to headline a rally for the governor. She comes home after President Barack Obama stumps for Quinn in Chicago on Thursday.

President Obama hits Chicago Wednesday to stump for Quinn

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago next Wednesday to campaign for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official told the Chicago Sun-Times. The Quinn event is on Thursday. The president will spend the night in Chicago.

Holder's Justice Department highlights Rahm in departure post

WASHINGTON--Attorney General Eric Holder is stepping down and his Justice Department is highlighting--in one handy post--upbeat statements about the Holder tenure from lawmakers, civil rights leaders and figures such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Including Emanuel's comment in the roundup is a touch, because Emanuel and Holder clashed while Emanuel served as President Barack Obama's chief of staff. But it turns out that Emanuel, up for re-election next year--and wrestling with crime in African American parts of the city--and low support from African American voters--needs Holder more than Holder ever needed Emanuel. Holder did Emanuel a favor in coming to Chicago in July to praise the mayor for how he is dealing with crime in schools.