WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, hits Chicago on Thursday to headline fund-raisers to benefit Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., the House Republican political shop and his own political funds.

Ryan appears at two events for Dold, who faces a big battle to hold on to his 10th district seat. He will face the survivor of the March Illinois Democratic primary, either former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., or Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering.

Ryan will be at Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm at 300 N. La Salle St., for a reception for Dold on Thursday morning, followed by a lunch at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse in the same building.

The prices and perks:

$500 Reception only

$1,000 Reception, Photo and Lunch

$2,700 Reception, Photo, Lunch and invite to VIP event later on in Washington.

On Thursday evening, Ryan will be at the Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren for a dinner and panel discussion at an event to raise money for Ryan for Congress Inc., Ryan’s political action committee — Prosperity Action — and the NRCC, the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The hosts are top Illinois GOP leaders and fundraisers: John Canning, Richard Porter, Chris Crane, Craig Duchossois, Ron Gidwitz and Carl Thoma.

GOP Illinois House members expected to attend are Reps. Peter Roskam, Rodney Davis, Adam Kinzinger, Dold, John Shimkus and Mike Bost.

The contribution levels for the evening event are:

$25,000 – Platinum Event Host – Event Host Reception and Dinner
$10,000 – Gold Event Co-Host – Event Host Reception and Dinner
$5,000 – Silver Dinner Co-Host – Dinner
$1,000 – Bronze Supporter – Dinner