Chicago Pride: Home to the "Western White House"

Chicago Pride: Home to the "Western White House"

Janel Laban
Nov 20, 2008

You can feel the pride in the air. It started, cautiously, before election day. It built to an amazing crescendo in Grant Park on election night - an experience we'll never forget- as hundreds of thousands of happy people flooded out of the park and through the nighttime streets of the Loop. Each person seemed to carry a little bit of new found pride and camaraderie and the world is noticing...

...Today, the NYT writes about what this turn of events means for Chicago, the city we call home.

It begins, SO long, Crawford, Tex. Even before President-elect Barack Obama takes office in 61 days, effectively crowning Chicago as the site of the Western White House, the city is basking in a moment of triumph that is spilling well beyond the confines of politics.

It goes on to discuss the Olympics bid, Trump Tower, the new modern wing of the Art Institute, Oprah and more - all in the name of a moment of renaissance for Chicago.

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco sums it up well - the election of Mr. Obama...has given an unusual boost of confidence in a city that is usually nonplussed.

Check out the full article here.

Photos: via Daily Mail and Paw Prints Cross Stitch

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