Chicago is the epicenter of the political world right now, and November 4, 2008 has been a long time coming. Check out this video blog throughout the day for video segments from all over the city. 11 p.m.
Obama hits the stage! Listen to a portion of his Grant Park speech.
Everyone will remember where they were when they first heard that Barack Obama clinched the presidency. Michigan Avenue, Grant Park, Hyde Park, heck the entire country erupted. Here's one of those indelible shots -- the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was kept at a distance from the campaign, perhaps to his chagrin -- gets emotional after the announcement.
> 3:30 p.m.
The lines were already getting long outside Grant Park as Obama supporters gathered for tonight's rally. The first person in line came out at 10 p.m. Monday night. It was a definitely a party-like atmosphere, with plenty of characters in the crowd and a confidence that the night's rally will be a celebration -- not a mourning.
Intern Joy DiNaro talks to Columbia College students about how the youth vote is influencing this election.
Take a peek inside the morning news meeting as NBC Chicago team strategizes over how to approach the day's election coverage.
The line snaked around the corner as voters prepared to cast a ballot at the polling station at 50th and Kimbark in Hyde Park. It happens to be the same polling station that Sen. Obama is scheduled to cast his vote later in the morning.