Obama spends weekend in Chicago with family
June 16th, 2012
10:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama spends weekend in Chicago with family

(CNN) - President Barack Obama attended a wedding Saturday evening in Chicago, part of his Father’s Day weekend that he spent with his family in and around their hometown.

Obama walked with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters from their Chicago home to the nearby residence of his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, for her daughter’s wedding.

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The Jarrett nuptials drew other figures from Democratic politics and the Obama administration as well, including Attorney General Eric Holder.

The night earlier, the family also strolled through their Hyde Park neighborhood and spent several hours at the home of another neighbor.

One neighbor's yellow Chevy Camaro featured a sign that read, "Thank you for saving GM."

Obama is expected to fly out of Illinois on Sunday evening, bound for the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

The president has been to Chicago several times this year. At a fundraiser earlier this month - in which he stayed overnight in his Hyde Park home for the first time since April 2011 - Obama told the crowd, "It is good to be back home. I am sleeping in my bed tonight. I’m going to go into my kitchen. I might cook something for myself, putter around in the backyard a little bit."

On another recent visit, he asked neighbors if someone was keeping up his yard while he occupies the nation's most famous address, lest he develop a reputation.

“He’s a good president, but nobody’s mowing the lawn," Obama quipped his neighbors might grumble. “Bringing down property values."

– CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. SafeJourney

    Happy Fathers Day Mr President

    June 16, 2012 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    To bad Mr. President you have to spend another four years in the White House!! After that, you can return home and enjoy a real life once again!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward in the White House!!!

    June 16, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  3. Larry L

    This President is the best I've seen in my 65 years. He really cares about the American people – all of them.

    June 16, 2012 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    FIgures some complains... It is always nice to be home.

    June 16, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  5. truindep

    now if he will only stay

    June 16, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  6. G

    Another four years you will be able to return home.

    OBAMA2012!

    June 17, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  7. RS, CA

    Who cares!

    June 17, 2012 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  8. Saperstein

    May the President spend every day in Chicago after the election.

    June 17, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  9. Tony Bartlett

    He's trying to get ready for life after the November elections

    June 17, 2012 02:42 am at 2:42 am |
  10. Marie MD

    Good for him. Happy Father's Day President Obama.

    June 17, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  11. Gurgyl

    Chicago, and USA all say yes on Obama and middle class America!!! God bless!!!

    June 17, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  12. Debra From Georgia

    Happy Fathers Day, Mr. President
    4 more years, to solve the problems of the Bush years\.

    June 17, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |