Park Ridge residents react to the possibility of a President Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has often called New York her home, but her story began in suburban Park Ridge.

- Hillary Clinton has often called New York her home, but her story began in suburban Park Ridge.

And the town is now talking about how their claim to fame could be the birthplace of the first female president.

Mrs. Clinton has ruffled a few feathers over the years when she makes mention of New York being her home.

In May, a fundraiser brought her back to Park Ridge for the first time in over a decade.

Still, people there think it would be pretty cool to say the first female president hails from their neighborhood.

On Tuesday night, the town 15 miles northwest of Chicago got some airtime at the DNC when Bill Clinton talked about his first trip to Park Ridge.

“Street after street of nice houses, great schools, large parks and a massive neighborhood pool...and almost all white,” Bill Clinton said.

Demographically, not much has changed over the past several decades. Although, some attitudes have.

“In the 60's I wasn't a real feminist, but as I've gotten older I've gotten more so.  So it's great that because you're a woman, it doesn't hold you back,” Mary Beth Schillen said.

Women in Park Ridge are thrilled about the prospect of the first female president.

“I think on an international level and for Illinois and the nation, she can help in foreign policy to empower women and give them an opportunity to come forward,” Schillen added.

The year was 1970 when then Hillary Rodham moved into suburban Park Ridge with her parents and two brothers. The intersection near her childhood home was later named "Rodham Corner."

“I live by where she used to live, so that seems to be pretty popular because everyone knows where that house is,” said Danny Mathieu.

But other than that, and a small photo inside Maine Township South where the now Mrs. Clinton spent her senior year, you won't find much else referencing her.

By the way, while at Maine Township South, Hillary Rodham was voted "most likely to succeed."

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