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Grant Park Rally

Whole World Watching Grant Park, Again

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

American flags were waving Tuesday night over Grant Park as they celebrated the Obama win. Back in '68, the riot in Grant Park started when a protester tried to lower an American flag.

What We Will Remember: Obama's Victory Speech and McCain's Concession

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Obama and McCain accomplished two very different objectives last night: Obama unified and inspired; McCain departed with grace. Here's what history will remember of the speeches of November 4, 2008.

Obama at Election Night Rally: "Out of Many, We Are One"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

The first Black President of the United States strode out onto the stage in front of a hushed press and an alternately roaring and quietly awestruck crowd it hit me that it was for real - all the believers actually succeeded in believing this Presidency into being.

Obama's Election Night Speech (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rally at Grant Park in Chicago drew enormous crowds as the night went on and across the country, people celebrated the election of Sen. Barack Oba...

Obama Election Night Rally Prep: Updates, Video, Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

***UPDATE 11/04*** The Chicago Tribune reports on the crowds that have already started gathering for tonight's Obama rally. With the sun beaming su...

Obama Rally: City Details Plans

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago authorities are bracing for as many as a million people in downtown Grant Park Tuesday night to cheer on Barack Obama as elect...

Obama Election Night Rally Guest List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Gov. Blagojevich has been invited to the Grant Park rally, according to a note from the governor's office to Capitol Fax. Barack Obama's mo...

Over One Million May Attend Obama Rally: Daley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Requiring tickets for the election night rally serves an important purpose beyond crowd control, Lynn Sweet notes: The Obama campaign [......

Obama Paying For Election Night Rally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 10/28 The City of Chicago has retained security consultant Neil Sullivan to aid with the Obama rally planning at a rate of $100-an-hour with...