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Chicago Turns Out to Witness Obama's Inaugural

By The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's hometown is showing support as the president inauguration gets under way.  Hundreds are gathered at Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History for a live screening of the ceremony in Washington.  

Museum CEO Carol Adams says "today is proof positive that history is still being made." And 15-year-old Alana Green says it's nice that the president is from "the same place that we came from." The teenager says Obama is "a pretty good president."  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was expected to attend the inauguration events in Washington.  

The president in his address will be urging lawmakers to find common ground and will preview his second-term goals, including immigration reform, stricter gun-control laws and an end to the war in Afghanistan.

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