Up to 1 million people are expected at Chicago's Grant Park tonight to hold a rally for Barack Obama that supporters hope will become a historic victory
CHICAGO -- Hundreds of people have begun lining up outside Chicago's Grant Park for tonight's rally for Barack Obama.
City officials said as many as 1 million people are expected at Grant Park to hold a rally for the Democratic presidential candidate that supporters hope will become a historic victory celebration.
"He comes across to me as being the people's president," Illinois' Secretary of State Jesse White said. "The one who has love in his heart for everyone. He's a breath of fresh air. This country needs him and this world needs him."
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley told reporters that the evening will be emotional.
Security at the event is expected to extremely tight, with bulletproof windows on both sides of the podium where Obama will deliver his remarks. Secret Service agents, along with Chicago police, will monitor the crowd.