Thousands Of Chicagoans Lined Up In The Cold For Obama Tickets This Morning

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jan 7, 2017 4:27PM

Thousands of Chicagoans lined up at dawn despite single-digit weather in hopes of scoring a coveted ticket to President Barack Obama's farewell speech, which is taking place at McCormick Place Tuesday.

Many reported going home without a ticket, even some who arrived as early as 6 a.m. Officials forbade visitors from lining up earlier than 6 a.m., but many showed up as early as 4:30 a.m., according to the Sun-Times. Lines snaked through McCormick Center and outside the Near South Side buildings: