Sandy has hit the Northeast, with the superstorm resulting in at least 33 reported deaths and leaving millions of people without power. The storm has lead to both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney temporarily suspending their campaign activities with the election one week away — at least officially.
Romney, however, is in Ohio this morning and turned a campaign event into a "storm relief" event, which smacked of a campaign rally; with reporters receiving press passes that billed the event as a "victory rally."
Locally, the storm has cancelled more than 450 flights from O'Hare International Airport and more than 100 from Midway Airport. Chicago area residents are being advised to steer clear of the lakefront, where winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour.