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Obama's Return to Chicago Causes Gridlock, but Young Soccer Players Unfazed

By Quinn Ford | May 22, 2014 7:56pm | Updated on May 22, 2014 11:10pm
 President Barack Obama came to Chicago Thursday evening to attend two Democratic fundraisers.
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UPTOWN — Chicago again experienced the gridlock that can only mean the president is in town Thursday, as a fleet of heavy aircraft, including helicopters and a massive dual-rotor Osprey, descended upon a parking lot near Montrose Harbor.

Lake Shore Drive was shut down in both directions to accomodate the president's arrival, but a group of youth soccer players were unfazed as the ungainly Osprey landed.

President Barack Obama was in town to attend a pair of fundraisers benefiting Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Crowds gathered near Montrose Harbor about 6:30 p.m. to catch a glimpse of the president's motorcade. After landing four helicopters near the harbor, Obama's motorcade headed south on Lake Shore Drive.