Trying to jump-start his re-election with hometown fund-raisers and rallies Wednesday, President Barack Obama told 500 cheering fans Wednesday, “Everything that we fought for is now at stake in this election.”

He added, “If you’re willing to work even harder in this election than you did in the last election, I promise you, change will come. God bless you Chicago, I love you!”

Obama was speaking after R&B/Soul singer Janelle Monae at the UIC Forum, where some students got in for as little as $44. Other VIPs paid $1,000 and the high-end fund-raisers Obama is sche

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