First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are in Chicago to attend funeral services for the city's former first lady.

Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, died Thursday night. She was 68.

The Obamas have deep ties to Chicago. Michelle Obama was born and raised in the city, and President Barack Obama spent much of his adult life there. Bill Daley, the former mayor's brother, is the White House chief of staff.

The vice president is attending the funeral with his wife, Jill Biden.

The president released a statement following Daley's death, lauding her efforts on behalf of Chicago's children.