Obama dines at RPM Steak with Chicago pals

President Barack Obama dined Wednesday night back home in Chicago at RPM Steak on Kinzie, joined by Chicago pals including Marty Nesbitt, the chair of the Obama Foundation, which is currently seeking detailed bids from four schools competing to host the Obama Presidential Library and Museum.

The bids from the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Hawaii and Columbia University in New York are due on Dec. 11.

Also in the dinner party: friend and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who flew out on Air Force One with the president.

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Air Force One landed at the Gary/Chicago airport on Wednesday night. The president took a short helicopter flight from the Indiana airport near the Illinois border to a landing area near Soldier Field.

On Thursday, Obama will headline a fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn and then deliver a speech at Northwestern University.

Greeting the president at the Gary airport were Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

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