CHICAGO (CBS) — Paramedics were called to McCormick Place after receiving a report that more than a dozen revelers at President Barack Obama’s election night gathering were overcome by heat-related illnesses.
Six people were taken to nearby hospitals, said Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.READ MORE: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems With Records Management In Court Cases
Thirteen people were treated and released by paramedics stationed at the election night party, Langford said. None of the injuries was expected to be life-threatening.READ MORE: 860 Afghan Refugees Coming To Illinois From First Wave Of Resettlement
“It’s nothing terrible,” Langford said. “It’s a little tight inside. People are just getting a little overheated and excited.”
Some of the people treated were elderly or had breathing problems, Langford said.MORE NEWS: Construction Begins On Affordable Housing In Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood
The call went over radio scanners about 11:15 p.m., when some networks began projecting that President Obama would go on to serve another term in the White House.