Chicago residents search for newspapers

November 10, 2008 5:21:29 AM PST
After the historic presidential election, many people were searching for souvenirs.Both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times printed special editions, but the newspaper copies sold out quickly Sunday.

However, the Chicago Tribune was selling it's Obama insert Monday in the lobby of the Tribune Tower. It will be included in newsstand copies of the paper Tuesday. The Sun-Times was selling copies of its insert Monday at the Sun-Times Store in the apparel center on North Orleans.

ABC7 Chicago spoke to several people who spent hours driving around the south suburbs searching for a newspaper. Once they found a copy, some people were disappointed to find that their issues of the Chicago Sun-Times didn't have the special Obama insert.

However, the Matteson Quick Mart had both inserts and happy customers.

"I have grandkids, and I'm going to give it to them so they have it for years to come," said Ed McClendon. "I have a couple right now that I'm framing at home.

"This was a one of a kind, special event, something special that I wanted to have for my children, and I wanted them to be able to have a piece of history," said Denise Jordan-Walker.

"Obama has defied race. It's not about him being black or being white or anything. It's about what he brought," Tina Thomas said.

The Sun-Times is also looking at ways to help those who didn't get the insert with their paper.


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