Politics | Enthusiastic Chicagoans embrace President Obama as he looks back on his eight years in office
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 1/11/17, 08:31 am
CHICAGO—President Barack Obama returned Tuesday to the city that launched his political career, giving a farewell address before thousands of supportive Chicagoans who ventured out on the gusty, drizzly evening to hear him speak.
In a cavernous convention hall inside Chicago’s McCormick Place, Obama listed what he considered to be the accomplishments of his presidency and pointed his supporters to the future, quoting from George Washington and Atticus Finch while warning of what he called threats to democracy.