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Hillary Clinton at DePaul
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passed through the DePaul Center on Wednesday. (Photo/Kiersten Sinko)

Clinton, Quinn Make Impromptu Appearance at DePaul Center

By Kiersten Sinko

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Out of all the places to grab a mid-day cup of coffee in Chicago, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Gov. Pat Quinn took a pit stop at the coffee shop inside DePaul University’s downtown campus on Thursday.

The Barnes & Noble inside the DePaul Center was swarming not only with photographers and journalists, but also with students eager to take “selfies” with Clinton.

“Are we taking a selfie?” she would ask students as they pulled out their various smartphones and electronics to snap a picture. Security guards had to block a walkway for Clinton and Quinn to get past all of the students who started to crowd the small area, straining to also snap a picture. Quinn stood by talking to students as Clinton continued to hop in pictures with students.

After snapping a few selfies, Clinton, a native of Park Ridge, and Quinn were off to a waiting car, coffees in hand, to attend the rest of Chicago Ideas Week. Clinton was in town to attend the conference and campaign for Quinn.

Earlier Wednesday, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, predicted that Clinton would run and win the 2016 presidential race. Her appearance comes a week after President Barack Obama spoke about the economy at Northwestern University.

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