The First Family bids adieu to Chicago. Credit: Joshua Mellin

Freelance photographer Joshua Mellin was on site at McCormick Place to capture President Obama’s farewell speech to Chicago and the nation last night. See more photos after the jump:

BJ the Chicago Kid performed the national anthem.Credit: Joshua Mellin

Vice-president Joe Biden, who Obama called his “brother,” Jill Biden and Malia, Michelle, and Barack Obama wave to the crowd after the speech.Credit: Joshua Mellin

A tender moment between Malia and Michelle ObamaCredit: Joshua Mellin