Edwards To Attend Fund-Raiser In Chicago Today

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards is expected in Chicago this afternoon for a fund-raiser.

The former North Carolina senator plans to attend the 5:15 event at B-B's Bar and Restaurant.

Edwards was in Chicago for another fund-raiser last month and he also addressed an organization that advocates for working women.

During that visit, Edwards acknowledged it wouldn't be easy to get local support because the area is home turf for Illinois Senator Barack Obama. But Edwards told reporters Illinois is a critical state and he intended to campaign here.