CHICAGO (AP) - Hundreds of people stood, cheered and waved small American flags in a Chicago museum auditorium as they watched a live telecast of President Barack Obama delivering his inaugural address Monday.
Some people snapped photos of Obama's image on the screen as they viewed the festivities happening in Washington.
Carol Adams, CEO and president of the DuSable Museum of African American History, told the crowd at the museum the day "is proof positive that history is still being made."
The museum is located near the University of Chicago, where Obama studied and later taught before he became president. A standing-room only crowd filled the museum's 400-seat auditorium for the telecast and Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
The crowd sang along with James Taylor and listened intently to Obama's speech.
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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