Chicago area erupts into cheers after news breaks for Biden/Harris

Hundreds of Chicago residents gathered across the city after the news broke that former Vice President Joe Biden was the projected winner of the 2020 election. (Grace Rodgers/MEDILL)

By Caroline Catherman, Natalie Eilbert, Carlyn Kranking, Emily Little, Grace Rodgers, and Marisa Sloan
Medill Reports

Following days of uncertainty, former Vice President Joseph Biden was named the projected winner of the presidency on Nov. 7.

In the hours following the announcement of Biden’s win, Chicagoans swarmed the streets in celebration. From the Loop to Evanston, honks, cheers and clever signage turned business as usual into a party.

Caroline Catherman, Natalie Eilbert, Carlyn Kranking, Emily Little, Grace Rodgers, and Marisa Sloan are health, environment, and science reporters at Medill. You can follow them on Twitter at @CECatherman, @Natalie_Eilbert, @Carlyn_Kranking, @EmilyM_Little, @GraceLizRodgers, and @Sloan_Marisa.

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