WASHINGTON--New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hits Chicago on Sunday to kick off the annual spring meeting of the Democracy Alliance--the organization whose members are mega donors to Democrats and Democratic causes. It's a quick trip for the New York mayor with no other meetings or events on his schedule, Manhattan City Hall tells me.
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WASHINGTON--Vice President Joe Biden hits downstate Alton, Ill. on May 13 to headline large dollar fundraisers to benefit Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill.
WASHINGTON — Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton hits Chicago on May 5 to headline a fundraiser to benefit the Illinois Republican Party.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama returns to Chicago on May 22 to headline big money fund-raisers to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Sen. Dick Durbin's re-election warchest.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday continues his visit to Japan capped in the evening with a state dinner.
WASHINGTON--The White House hosts a conference on working families in Chicago on Monday, featuring a cast of Chicagoans-- White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett; First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, in her role as White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. and Rep. Jan Schakowsky D-Ill.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama starts a four-nation Asian swing on Wednesday with a dinner at a Tokyo sushi restaurant with Japan's Prime Minister Abe.
WASHINGTON--Mixing politics with baseball, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and "Way to Early" on Wednesday do live shows from Wrigley Field, taking a look at the Illinois political scene, with guests including Gov. Pat Quinn, Democratic strategist David Axelrod, Ernie "Mr. Cubs" Banks and in a triple play, Cubs owners Laura, Tom and Todd Ricketts.
WASHINGTON — With Congress on break, Rep. Adam Kinzinger R-Ill. is fulfilling part of his Air National Guard duty. Kinzinger, a pilot, is a major and flies the RC-26, a reconnaissance plane. His unit is based in Madison, Wisc.
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