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Obama’s speaking? I’m there

Park City Councilman Joe Kernan spent election night with thousands upon thousands of people crammed into a huge park in Chicago.

They were there to hear from one person: Barack Obama. The president-elect delivered his victory speech with Kernan among the crowd of fans of the Democratic Illinois senator.

Kernan said he flew to Chicago for Election Day hoping Obama would win. He arrived at Grant Park at about 9 p.m. and stayed at the site of the victory speech until about midnight.

"It was fantastic. All the people around us were so excited. It was like my first New Year’s celebration," Kernan said.

Kernan staked out a spot approximately 200 yards from Obama’s stage, and he watched the speech on a giant television screen set up for the occasion.

"I think it’s a moment in history when someone might be able to bring people together," Kernan said about Obama’s election, adding, "He has a lot of the skills to, hopefully, make it happen."

Kernan on Thursday told Mayor Dana Williams and the other members of the City Council about the Chicago event. City Councilman Roger Harlan responded that "it sounds like a Madonna concert."


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