Hillary Rodham Clinton was greeted by a packed room at Chicago's Harris Theater as she arrived to an audience dominated by women, many of them already holding her book, "Hard Choices."
In a well-cut gray pant suit, aqua jewelry, and well-coiffed hair, Clinton looks much as she did in the 2008 presidential campaign that was won by Barack Obama.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the former Secretary of State talked about her mother's terrible childhood, her less than "artful" statement in the book that she and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, were "dead broke" when they left the White House.
Emanuel and Clinton discussed the problems of income inequality and problems plaguing the middle class.
"Trickle down economics doesn't work!" she said to applause.
Wednesday's appearance, a discussion for Chicago Ideas Week at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, was Clinton's second public appearance in the city.