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The President is returning to the building that started him down the political path to that has lead to the White House. 
 
Barack Obama is scheduled to address the Illinois General Assembly at the State Capitol on February 10th, 9 years to the day of Obama announcing his bid for the White House on the steps of the Old State Capitol. 
 
The President will focus his speech on “what we can do, together, to build a better politics - one that reflects our better selves. “ 
 
The President served in the Illinois House from 1997 to 2004. 
 
The Governor has released a statement that says he and the President “share a passion for improving education, especially for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.” 

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