If you decided to drive anywhere in the Sloop yesterday afternoon or night, you were probably unpleasantly surprised. Most every street was ridiculously backed up. Why? Chicago's own president was in town and was speaking at UIC on Roosevelt according to Chicago Phoenix:
President Barack Obama visited Chicago for a campaign fundraising spree, including a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum building Wednesday.
The president evoked his 2008 campaign mantra “Yes we can” during his speech and said he was proud of the change he’s made in his first term, but added that there is
more to be done.
The rally attracted hundreds of supporters to the UIC Forum building, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., as well as Occupy Chicago protesters, who staged an occupation at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Halsted Street. The president’s visit also snarled traffic
downtown, especially in the South Loop.
So if you were wondering why you couldn't get around in car yesterday there you have it!
(Image from Chicago Tribune)