Hillary Clinton fundraising in Chicago today: A $4 million haul

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Riverfront Sports in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15, 2016. | Carolyn Kaster/AP

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton hits hometown Chicago on Thursday for two fundraisers expected to yield $4 million for her presidential bid, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

Donald Trump raised $1.5 million from a Wednesday fundraiser in south suburban Bolingbrook, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.

A “Lawyers for Hillary Conversation with Hillary” takes place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and even though it will a widely attended event no press will be allowed to cover. Clinton will fly into Midway Airport and her travel press corps will hold on the ground while she attends the fundraisers.

The tab for the early evening reception, according to an invitation obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, runs from $2,700 for one ticket to $33,400 per table contributed or raised from other people, which includes a photo with Clinton, to $150,000 to donate or raise, which includes a VIP reception with Clinton.

Another fundraising event is very small, about 30 donors at the North Side Gold Coast home of Rishi Shah, the CEO of ContextMedia. The other hosts are Shrada Agarwal, the president of ContextMedia; Glen Tullman the former CEO of Allscripts and J.B. Pritzker, the managing partner of the Pritzker Group. Pritzker and his wife, M.K., are major “bundlers” for Clinton, using their networks to raise millions of dollars for her presidential bid.

The price for the Shah event is $50,000-per-plate up to $150,000 to co-host.

While on the ground in Chicago, Clinton will also hold a High Holiday conference call with Jewish supporters, with Rosh Hashanah starting at sundown on Sunday.

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