CHICAGO – October 9, 2009. “Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize demonstrates that President Barack Obama’s message of peace and hope is being heard throughout the world, and we are all grateful for his leadership on the global stage.
I salute the Norwegian Nobel Committee for honoring President Obama. This prestigious honor is a testament to President Obama’s remarkable efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and bring peace to our world.
The Land of Lincoln, President Obama’s hometown state, is proud of him and this great accomplishment.”