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Former President Barack Obama in 2016 (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Barack Obama back.

The former president returned to Chicago Wednesday for the first time since leaving the Oval Office.

Obama reportedly took four meetings on Wednesday. One of those meetings was with community leaders on the South Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet. The other three meetings were related to his fundraising efforts for the upcoming Obama Center, which is expected to be built in Jackson Park.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s former senior adviser, told Sweet:

The South Side is the President and Mrs. Obama’s home so he intends to not only build the Center there, but also bring opportunities to the area. The President was very eager to hear suggestions from the community members and encouraged them to continue the dialogue with his team after he left.

Following Trump’s inauguration, both Obama and his wife Michelle spent some time in the Virgin Islands with billionaire Richard Branson.

Photos of the former president ‘kite-surfing’ went viral last week.

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