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President Barack Obama looks on as former president George W. Bush waves from the steps of the the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – Over the next 48 hours, the Chicago area will host two presidents – one a former president and the second, the current president.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports, first, the 43rd president, George W. Bush, comes to town Wednesday to inaugurate the first World Leaders’ Forum at Judson University and Evangelical School in Elgin.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports

The school is not disclosing how much it is paying the former president to appear, but says its fee will go toward construction of Bush’s presidential library in Dallas.

On Thursday, President Barack Obama returns home to Chicago for a fundraiser at Navy Pier benefiting the Democratic National Committee as he prepares for the 2012 election.

It President Obama’s first fundraiser since he formally announced his reelection effort last week. His campaign will be headquartered at the Prudential Building, 130 E. Randolph Dr.

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