Obama to head to Chicago to raise cash for Dems

FILE - In this Sept 22, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is headed for his home town of Chicago this weekend to raise some cash for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and for Democrats in the U.S. House.

The president also will attend a Sunday campaign event for Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who’s challenging Republican Sen. Mark Kirk.

The White House says Obama will travel to Chicago on Friday and return to the White House on Sunday.

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