The Oprah Aftermath

Now it's time for the clean-up

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    NEWSLETTERS

    She came. She talked. She conquered.

    Oprahpalooza is over and the city is returning to normal.

    The talk show queen thanked her people for attending.

    "Chicago, I love you! That was the coolest thing ever,” she said.

    Jennifer Hudson crooned "I'm Every Woman.” The Black Eyed Peas shimmied to “I Gotta Feeling.” Chriss Angel did whatever he does. Mayor Daley smiled and waved and Oprah pimped her city -- some say for Olympics decision makers

    “Chicago is the most fabulous city in the world,” she said.

    Michigan Avenue re-opened at 5 a.m., “— for all the haters,” as Winfrey remarked near the end of her extravaganza.  Clean-up crews are sweeping up after the estimated 20,000 person crowd.

    Police reported no injuries or arrests during the festival and just a few were removed for heat exhaustion.
     
    For anyone who missed the event the Tribune put together this sweet time-lapse footage and NBCChicago.com has an excellent picture gallery.

    The show airs on Thursday on ABC.