President Obama will headline a fundraiser event for his reelection campaign in Chicago in mid-April.

A Democratic National Committee (DNC) official confirmed Thursday that Obama will keynote the DNC event, which will honor donors who made large contributions to Obama's 2008 campaign.

The event is one of the latest signs that Obama is ramping up for his reelection campaign.

Holding the fundraiser in Chicago is no surprise: It's his hometown and is the site of his reelection campaign headquarters.
 
On Monday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) delivered a speech at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, where he strongly criticized the Obama administration's economic policies.