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Cessna violates restricted airspace near Obama residence in Chicago

By the CNN Wire Staff

Chicago, Illinios (CNN) -- The North American Air Defense Command scrambled a pair of F-16 fighter jets Sunday afternoon over Chicago when a Cessna 150 aircraft violated a temporary restricted flight zone near the residence of President Barack Obama.

The aircraft was intercepted and instructed to land at Lewis University Airport in Romeoville, Illinois, where it was met by local authorities, Maj. Mike Humphrey of NORAD said. No other details were immediately available.

Romeoville is located about 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

The temporary restricted flight area is a standard procedure whenever the president is in an area. The first family is in Chicago for the Memorial Day Weekend. The Obamas are scheduled to return to Washington on Monday evening.

CNN's Greg Morrison contributed to this report