CHICAGO (AP) — Sweet home Chicago. President Barack Obama is back in the city for the weekend with his wife and daughters in their first visit in two years to their home as a family.
After a late night catching up with friends in their Hyde Park neighborhood, the Obamas on Saturday attended the backyard wedding of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett’s daughter a block from the Obama residence.
Neighbors say they’re glad to see the return of the president.
“I took pictures of every black car in the motorcade and waved to every one of them because I didn’t know which the president was in,” said excited neighbor Mary Ann Smothers, who was hoping to catch a glimpse of the president at his home.
“I want to see the dress Michelle Obama wears to the wedding tonight,” she said Saturday.
Laura Jarrett is marrying Harvard Law graduate Tony Balkissoon.
The first family could be seen walking to the wedding. Also spotted arriving at the wedding were U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Washington insider and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan.