How the suburbs shaped Hillary Clinton
Here are a few things you might not know about Hillary Clinton, who talked about her childhood Friday during a visit to her hometown of Park Ridge:
• Clinton learned about the 1968 demonstrations in Chicago's Grant Park while she was at a friend's bridal shower, then drove to the city to see what was happening. She has called the demonstrations during the 1968 Democratic National Convention a political coming of age.
• Much of her activism was fostered by Park Ridge's First United Methodist Church, where a youth minister encouraged teens from what was then a mostly white community to visit young people at black and Hispanic churches in Chicago.
• As a teen, she joined church trips to Arlington Park's backstretch, where she said she learned about the lives of low-income workers and their families.
• She used to skateboard with friends on land that now belongs to O'Hare International Airport.
-- Marni Pyke