Obama plans to visit Chicago Wednesday

August 1, 2011 7:49:32 PM PDT
President Obama plans to visit Chicago on Wednesday if the debt ceiling issue is resolved.

The president is scheduled to attend two fundraisers. He turns 50 on Thursday so one of the events is a birthday gala at the Aragon ballroom. Jennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock will perform.

The president plans to return to the White house Wednesday night.

Mr. Obama told National Public Radio that what he really wants for his birthday is a debt-ceiling deal.