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Jennifer Hudson’s Chicago Dream Wedding

At last! More than three years after she accepted boyfriend David Otunga‘s proposal, Jennifer Hudson is moving full speed ahead with their dream wedding.

The nuptials will take place later this year in Chicago, her hometown, an insider tells Star. “Jennifer loves spending time downtown. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had it in the heart of the city,” says the insider.

“There will be around 500 guests. She feels she deserves to have a big, gorgeous wedding, since she’s waited for so long. She’s giddy with excitement!”

The 30-year-old Dreamgirls Oscar winner and WWE star David, 31, delayed the nuptials after the murders of her mother, brother and nephew in October 2008. The Hudson family is still suffering through an agonizing trial.

And Jennifer may honor her loved ones’ memories by holding the ceremony at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, where Donald Trump graciously accommodated her relatives during the funerals, the insider explains. “It’s a warm spot for her.”