Hillary Clinton continues Chicago visit

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has another speaking engagement in Chicago today.

She will take part in Chicago Ideas Week, a discussion that will include a question and answer session with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Harris Theater.

There were no hard-hitting questions from the mayor but instead helped Clinton showcase her political prowess.

Clinton also was greeted by a very welcoming crowd, who paid $50 each to attend the event and receive an autographed copy of her new book “Hard Choices.”

The audience heard some inside politics from the two longtime friends who have worked together and fought together since the Clinton White House when Emanuel was  senior adviser.

There were a few questions about her book, but most allowed Clinton to highlight her position on various foreign and domestic policy issues.

Even though she didn’t speak directly about a possible presidential run in 2016, a question about political gridlock in Washington allowed her to state her position if she did decide to run. “Without compromise you don’t have a democracy.  You have people who believe that it’s their way or the highway.  That is not the way democracy works.  That is a theocracy, that’s an autocracy, that’s not a democracy,” said Clinton.

Clinton spoke to about 4,000 people at a convention of the Food Marketing Institute and United Fresh Produce Association at McCormick Place on Tuesday.

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