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Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:00 PM
By Damaris L, Chicago

'Incredible Day' for all Americans

This is an incredible day for all Americans, White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, we are America. We are being called to do for our country not only take from it. In the famous words of JFK "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what can I do... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:08 PM
By Dick Johnson

Inauguration Draws Smile, Tear in Chicago

The first African-American female principal at Whitney Young Magnet High School, Joyce Kenner,  wept through a smile as she watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:45 AM
By Zachariah Christman

Keeping Cool

From Twitter user paulbanks05 -- Obama's most admirable trait is his ability to remain cool, calm, and collected at all time Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM
By Lora Le Sage

Obama Takes Over

 Within secondss of Biden being sworn in as Vice-President of the United States, the Bush Presidency website "" disappeared and with the click of the refresh button... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:42 AM
By Don Moseley

Words Fail Strategist Axelrod Today

An emotional David Axelrod said this morning that words fail him today, but they won't fail Barack Obama as he addresses the nation following his swearing in.  Axelrod said the president-elect... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM
By Mary Ann Ahern

Chicago's Front Row Seat to History

Chicagoans have some of the best seats in front of the Capitol. From volunteers to fundraisers, they arrived six hours early get a good seat.  Security is tight  but spirits are... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:00 AM
By Cynthia Cherry-Schif

Our Barack!

How do I feel about today, and what does it mean to me?  Well, I've always felt as if he's "ours" ... our Senator, our own son of Illinois.  My son, who voted for the last time in... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:00 AM
By Michael Geheren


History will be made today, I am proud to say I was a part of it.  My name is Michael Geheren, I am a kid reporter for Scholastic News at Lake in the Hills-based KV Chronicles.  This is a... Read »

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