Michelle Obama headlines Chicago fundraiser today

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Updated…WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama headlines a fundraiser in hometown Chicago today to benefit the Democratic National Committee and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will be attending.

In June, White House political director David Simas told me the White House plans a sustained effort to help Quinn in his re-election battle with GOP nominee Bruce Rauner.

The event is at the Waldorf Astoria, 11 E. Walton and hosted by Chicagoans Amalia and William Mahoney, top Obama fundraisers for the 2012 re-election campaign.

About 150 are expected. The price points range from $500 to $20,000. The top donors get a photo with Mrs. Obama.

President Barack Obama is raising money for the DNC in Los Angeles today.

Chicago fundraiser invitation

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