Obama campaign settles on reelection office in Chicago

President Obama's reelection campaign has settled on a headquarters in Chicago, according to reports.

The president's reelection office will make its home in the Prudential Building in downtown Chicago, overlooking Grant Park, the location of Obama's 2008 rally the night he won the presidency.

The Chicago Sun-Times and New York Times both reported Monday that the campaign office will be at One Prudential Plaza, making Obama one of the first presidents in recent history to headquarter his reelection operation outside Washington.

Obama had been expected for some time to locate his campaign in his adoptive hometown of Chicago. There, former deputy chief of staff Jim Messina is expected to serve as campaign manager, and he'll be joined by several other high-profile alumni of the White House and Democratic National Committee (DNC).