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This coming Monday we celebrate Presidents Day, a day to honor all America’s presidents. Since our current President calls Chicago home, we have even more reason to celebrate in this great city of Chicago.

Take a trip around the city to some of the spots President Obama loved about Chicago. From his home in Hyde Park to where he held his Election Night event in Grant Park, the city is full of places the President went regularly. You can see the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught for years, or the Hyde Park Hair Salon & Barber Shop, where he got his hair cut.

To celebrate other Presidents from the state, Illinois residents can also enjoy free admission to the Chicago History Museum on Presidents Day. The museum has two exhibits on one of the most famous past presidents titled Lincoln’s Chicago and Abraham Lincoln.

The museum also has special events planned for the holiday. Kids can “meet” Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln at the event and receive Patriotic Face painting. The event will also include storytelling of President Obama’s book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters” and kids crafts.

This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.

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