Election Day has arrived, and President
After watching the results come in, the president is expected to address supporters tonight at a
Polls are open across Illinois and will remain open through 7 p.m. tonight.
Early Friday morning, Obama went to the local
President Obama then addressed the media, thanking local Chicago families for welcoming his family into their home, before leaving about 9:20 a.m. for the Fairmont Hotel downtown, where he had scheduled interviews this afternoon.
As he exited the campaign spot, the president greeted a small group of supporters who stood outside and cheered. One gave him a small shoe to autograph.
Students outside Kenwood Academy High School shouted and waved enthusiastically from across the street.
"You guys got to go back to class," Obama joked.