Chicagoans at Obama’s last State Dinner: Here is the list

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US President Barack Obama (C) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi watch as US Army 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) pass in review during a state arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, October 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle hosted their last State Dinner on Tuesday for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini, with many Chicagoans  on the guest list.

Mrs. Obama wore a gown by Atelier Versace.

The complete list is HERE.

Guests to State Dinners get to bring a “plus one.”

Chicagoans on the invite list include Chance the Rapper who took his father, Ken Bennett. Both are well connected. Chance was at Obama’s birthday party in August and will perform at the White House’s National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 1.

Bennett is on the Obama Foundation’s new Inclusion Council and was deputy chief of staff to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a deputy to the president at the White House.

Others with Chicago or Chicago area connections . . .

Ms. Susan Berghoef, Attorney

The Honorable Anita Breckenridge, Assistant to the President & Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, The White House

The Honorable Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, The United Nations World Food Programme

Ms. Kelly Dibble, Senior Vice President & Director of Public Affairs, Northern Trust Corporation

Mr. Ken Ehrlich, Producer

The Honorable Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor & Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement, The White House with her daughter, Laura Jarrett

Mr. Cornell McClellan, Fitness Coach, Trainer & Member of The President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition

Ms. Cindy Moelis, President, Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation and her husband, a former Obama Transportation Department official, Robert Rivkin

Mr. James Montgomery Sr., Principal, James D. Montgomery & Associates

Mr. Clarence Page, The Chicago Tribune with his wife, Lisa Page

Mr. Michael Polsky, President & Chief Executive Officer, Invenergy LLC

Ms. Tanya Polsky

Mr. Richard Price, Chief Executive Officer, Mesirow Financial with Ms. Eva Tyree

Mr. Matthew Pritzker, Chief Executive Officer, The Matthew Pritzker Company

Ms. Cristina Curcio

The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Donald Traubert

Mr. Carl Ray, Makeup Artist

Mr. John Rogers Jr., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments

Ms. Marion Brooks

Mr. Alan Solow, Partner, Resolute Consulting

Ms. Andrea Solow

The Honorable Tina Tchen, Assistant to the President & Chief of Staff to the First Lady, The White House

Ms. Emma Tchen

Mr. Johnny Wright, Hairstylist

Ms. Jacqueline Tarrant`

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