Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park attends the inauguration with her son Ben Garmisa, center, and husband Gregg Garmisa, right.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Beth Gash
Hoffman Estates Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi stands in front of the U.S. Capitol on inauguration day. He said the day made him feel "extremely proud to be an American."
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Among the 800,000-strong crowd on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., were some suburban Democrats who traveled east to see President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Standing in the bitter cold, some craning their necks to get a view of the main podium, attendees checked in with the Daily Herald, sharing their perspective as they were witnessing history.