Chicago Turns Out to Witness Obama's InauguralCHICAGO (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.
See other LocalNews news:Kaskaskia College TRiO Program Aims to Help Students Overcome Barriers
Police: St. Louis Officers Kill Knife-Wielding Man
Regional Coalition to Stop the Closure of Murray Center Meets in Centralia
New Illinois Laws Target Senior Care Complaints
Illinois AG Wants Treasurer's Office Lawsuit Dismissed