Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James
August 29, 2008
A "tow-zone" sign stands near the home of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill). , which is in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. Security near the Obama family home increased this week as he prepared to accept the Democratic nomination Thursday night in Denver. "My mother had to park four blocks away yesterday when she came to my house," said Tamieka Smith, 27, an Obama supporter and neighbor. "It's an inconvenience, but he needs the extra protection. Imagine how it will be if he wins."