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08/05/2010 10:02 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama In Chicago: Friends, Fundraising, Ford Plant (PHOTOS)

President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and kicked things off at River North's popular Graham Elliot restaurant.

Following birthday dinner with Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and friends Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitacker, the president headed to his Kenwood home.

As usual, POTUS was up bright and early for his morning workout on Thursday. The White House pool reports that he left at 7:30 a.m. to exercise at the nearby Regents Park high rise.

Obama will have a busy Thursday in Chicago, including a trip to a South Side Ford plant and three fundraisers expected to raise millions for Democrats.

Check out photos of the trip so far here: