Topolobampo Room Chicago
Obama's rise in Chicago politics took shape in 1996, when he was elected to the Illinois Senate as the representative from the 13th District, which includes South Side neighborhoods on the Chicago map like Hyde Park and the South Shore. After losing a Democratic primary run for senate in 2000, Obama earned a resounding victory for an open spot in the U.S. senate in 2004, winning 70% of the popular vote on the Chicago county map.
South Shore Cultural Center Chicago
As a representative of Chicago, Obama could be found making the rounds throughout the Windy City during his time as community organizer, State Senator and U.S. Senate representative. If you're interested in seeing President Obama's favorite Chicago restaurants, his first apartment, and even the Chicago hotel he watched the 2008 election results from, use our helpful Chicago map of Obama locations to pinpoint all of these top historical locations in Chicago. Highlights of this comprehensive Chicago map of Obama locations include:
Federal Plaza Center Chicago
- The Obama Family Home - 5046 S. Greenwood Ave. Chicago, IL (However, don't expect to get close to this Chicago attraction.)
- 57th St. Books - 1301 E. 57th St. - the launch party for his two bestselling books.
- U. of Chicago Law School - 1111 E. 60th St.
- Hyatt Regency Chicago - 151 E. Wacker Dr. - The Chicago hotel Obama watched the 2008 election returns from.
- Grant Park - The Chicago park where President Obama made his presidential victory speech.
For more maps of Chicago, check out our full list of helpful Chicago maps to help plan your next vacation in Chicago.