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Report Says Obama Is Not Moving Back To Chicago When His Term Ends

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 3, 2016 8:46PM

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President Barack Obama will always be a Chicagoan to us, but it looks like the D.C. transplant won't be bringing his family back to Kenwood anytime soon. A new report from the Washington Post says Obama plans on staying in D.C. for at least a few years after his term ends while his younger daughter Sasha finishes school (she's a high school freshman now).

The president apparently discussed his plans with a group of Milwaukee residents over lunch Thursday:

Someone at the table then asked where he and the first lady would live after he was done with the presidency.

“We haven’t figured that out yet,” he said. “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish” school, he said. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough.”

Obama, perhaps realizing that he had made news, then shooed the press pool out of the restaurant. “Thanks guys,” he said. “Get out of here.”

And yes, we know, this isn't really news. The Obamas have been hinting for a while now that Chicago, where they lived before Obama's first term and still own a house, is not at the top of their destination list. Though we beat out New York City as the site of the future presidential library, the Obamas have hinted at an interest in resettling in New York, and New York is one of their common vacation destinations, along with Martha's Vineyard and Coachella Valley, California.

Still, we hold out for their return.