11/07/2012 01:23 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2012

Obama Election Night Party: Chicago Celebrates President's Reelection (PHOTOS)

McCormick Place erupted in cheers shortly before 10:30 p.m. as Barack Obama was projected to win re-election Tuesday night.

Volunteers and supporters packed the convention center, wildly waving American flags as McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" played to the crowd. Obama tweeted a photo of him embracing his wife, Michelle:

Obama took to the stage early Wednesday and addressed the crowd, which had been waiting for many hours to watch the president speak.

Obama was joined in Chicago Tuesday by Michelle, daughters Sasha and Malia, mother-in-law Marian Shields Robinson and other family members.

Election Day In Chicago 2012

11/07/2012 2:11 AM EST

And We're Out On Springsteen

@ USATOnPolitics :

Now on the Obama soundtrack in Chicago: Bruce Springsteen's "We Take Care of Our Own." #Election2012

This will be this live blog's final update Tuesday evening.

11/07/2012 1:34 AM EST

It's Coming!

@ natashakorecki :

Presidential motorcade has arrived at McCormick Place #cstelect #election2012

11/07/2012 1:33 AM EST

Ald. Burns: The Party Is Rocking


Theres a party going on at McCormick place. DJ is off the chain. Despite the late hour, supporters still waiting for the 1st Family 2 appear

11/07/2012 12:50 AM EST

Big Night For Illinois Dems

@ natashakorecki :

Make that 3 area Dems ousting Republicans in Chicago area congressional races. Duckworth (8th), Schneider (10th) and Foster (11th) #CSTelect

11/07/2012 12:35 AM EST

Giannoulias In The House

@ progressIL :

Alexi Giannoulias is among the crowd at Obama's McCormick Place celebration

11/07/2012 12:19 AM EST

In Other News..

@ JeffK84 :

#Chicago voters pick Alvarez, Brown and Yarbrough to be Cook County Attorney, Court Clerk and Deeds Recorder respectively #dpuelection

11/07/2012 12:14 AM EST

Enthusiastic Much?

@ nbcchicago :

From the Chicago Board of Elections: After absentees folded in, Chicago will have voter turnout roughly identical to 2008: about 73.8%.

11/06/2012 11:57 PM EST

Dold Concedes To Dold

@ craigrwall :

Freshman Congressman Bob Dold concedes to Brad Schneider in 10th district. Thanks supporters. @foxchicago

11/06/2012 11:29 PM EST

Romney Leading Popular Vote

@ natashakorecki :

@BarackObama projected to carry electoral votes. Right now, @MittRomney is winning the popular vote. #CST2012 #election2012

11/06/2012 11:27 PM EST

Joe Walsh Is Still Talking

@ BenBradleyABC7 :

TV's at Joe Walsh's election headquarters have been turned off. Walsh continues to blast Washington while crowd is oblivious to Obama win.