Obama's Chicago neighborhood draws hordes of visitors

11/13/2008 | USA Today

Visitors are not allowed to get too close to the brick home that President-elect Barack Obama and his family live in, but that hasn't stopped many people from checking out the neighborhood. Tourists say they want to be part of the historic moment, while local businesses say it is great for the area. "People just want to come in and be associated with Obama in some kind of way," sad Ishmael Alamin, owner of Hyde Park Hair Salon & Barber Shop.

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