Published: Aug 18, 2010 7:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 19, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is back in Chicago, and yes, he still has fans in his hometown.

A little over a month after turning down a chance to play for the Bulls and re-signing with the Miami Heat, Wade has returned to Chicago for a charity weekend hosted by his foundation.

Wade says he's having a bit of a "love-hate relationship" with people from Chicago who thought he was coming to the Bulls. In a phone interview Wednesday, Wade says most people understand that he still holds his hometown in high regard, and adds that he's looking forward to a series of events to help underprivileged kids this weekend.