Obama, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and Marian Robinson depart for Chicago

Obama Family in Marine One on Thursday taking off from the White House South Lawn en route to Chicago (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Obama family–President Obama, First Lady Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Marian Robinson leaving White House to board Marine One en route to Chicago (photo by Lynn Sweet)

Obama family boarding Marine One on South Lawn of White House en route to Chicago.

WASHINGTON–President Obama, First Lady Michelle, Malia, Sasha and Marian Robinson are flying to Chicago on Thursday evening, the First Family returning to the city for the first time since Valentine’s Day, 2009.

According to the pool report, Bo, the family dog, traveled to Air Force One earlier. White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod is with the family on Air Force One.

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