President Obama returned to Springfield, Illinois Wednesday on the ninth anniversary of his announcement at the old State Capitol of his run for the White House.

FOX's Jeff Monosso reports:

President Obama visited the Feed Store restaurant in downtown Springfield where he used to eat as a state senator, before addressing the general assembly at the State Capitol where he called for unity in politics:

(President Obama) "This is what will be a focus of mine over the course of this year and beyond. What can we do all of us together to try and make our politics better?"

The speech to a divided Democrat controlled legislature and Republican governor that hasn't passed a budget in months.

In Chicago, Jeff Monosso, FOX News.