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In West Chicago, a quiet, somber view of the first presidential debate

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The West Chicago library hosts a presidential debate streaming party on Wednesday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The West Chicago library hosts a presidential debate streaming party on Wednesday.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Only a small group of people attended the West Chicago library's presidential debate streaming party on Wednesday. Many said their minds had already been made up on whom to vote for.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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In a room set up to seat 40, nine people sat, for the West Chicago Library's viewing party of the first presidential debate Wednesday evening.The mood was far different from four years ago, when groups across the suburbs hosted viewing parties as President Barack Obama, then a junior U.S. senator, made a historic bid for office after claiming the Democratic Party's nomination.
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    •  Only a small group of people attended the West Chicago library’s presidential debate streaming party on Wednesday. Many said their minds had already been made up on whom to vote for.
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