Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Paintings Unveiled At National Portrait GalleryNot only are the Obamas the first African-American president and first lady, but the artists who painted their portraits – Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald – are the first black painters to be commissioned by the gallery to create official presidential portraits.
Obama Center Revises Design In Response To Community ConcernsThe Obama Foundation has changed some of the plans for its library center in Jackson Park, in response to complaints from its future neighbors.
Obama To Speak At Chicago Climate SummitObama, who signed the Paris climate agreement in 2015, has continued to be outspoken about protecting the environment since leaving office.
Former President Obama Reported For Jury Duty, But His Panel Wasn't NeededLike other jurors, Obama will be paid $17.20 for reporting for duty.
Obama's Jury Duty Begins WednesdayThe former president, who has a Chicago residence, will arrive at one of the courthouses in Cook County.
Obama Hosts 2-Day Global Leadership Summit In ChicagoMore than 500 civic leaders from around the globe were expected to take part in the summit.
Obama Called For Jury DutyThe two-term president, who owns homes in Washington, D.C., and Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November, a local judge says.
South Side Activists Still Seek 'Benefits Agreement' Obama Nixed For Library"We're going to be heard. We're going to make noise," said Charles Perry of the Westside Health Authority.
Positively Chicago: The Faith FarmersThere's plenty of heart among the tomatoes, beans, okra and greens at this farm, in a rather unlikely place: KAM Isaiah Israel synagogue in Kenwood.
Obama Tweet After Charlottesville Violence Nears 'Like' RecordFormer President Barack Obama nears history on Twitter.
Emanuel Dodges Questions On Closing Cornell Drive For Obama LibraryMayor Rahm Emanuel carefully side-stepped questions about possibly closing Cornell Drive as part of the Obama Presidential Center campus.
Obamas To Visit Chicago To Discuss Planned Library, MuseumThe Obamas will host a round table discussion Wednesday to "update the community" on the progress of the Obama Presidential Center.