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Obama to hold first public event since leaving office in Chicago on Monday

Obama to hold first public event since leaving office in Chicago on Monday

Former President Barack Obama returns to the public stage Monday morning at the University of Chicago, a homecoming that is expected to serve as a warmup for more visibility in the coming weeks.

The 55-year-old Obama has kept a low profile in the three months following his departure from the White House. He arrived in Chicago on Sunday for his first major visit to the city since he gave his farewell speech at McCormick Place.

Monday’s event comes as President Donald Trump’s administration rolls out its own 100-day narrative, with Saturday marking that milestone since the presidency changed hands.

The 11 a.m. discussion with six Chicago-area students is billed as a...

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