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Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Approve Park Land Transfer For Obama Library

The City Council has cleared the way for the city to take control of Park District land on the South Side for the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, if the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility is selected.

03/18/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Set To Approve Land Transfer Deal For Obama Library

It’s a crucial day for the University of Chicago, as it tries to secure its bid for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The Chicago City Council was set to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that could make or break the bid, by giving the city control of Park District land the U of C has proposed as the site of the library.

03/18/2015

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UIC, University Of Chicago Urge Obama To Put Library In Chicago

Two Chicago universities vying for Barack Obama’s presidential library are taking a break in the competition to send a message to the president: Pick either one but just don’t pick New York.

03/16/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Aldermen Overwhelmingly Support Transferring Park Land For Obama Library

At a joint meeting Wednesday, three City Council panels voted heavily in favor of the Emanuel administration’s plan to transfer about 20 acres of land in either Washington Park or Jackson Park to the city if the Barack Obama Foundation picks the University of Chicago’s bid for the future Obama presidential library.

03/11/2015

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Aldermen To Vote On Plan To Transfer Park Land To City For Obama Library Bid

Aldermen were expected to give preliminary approval on Wednesday to the Emanuel administration’s plan to allow the city to take control of Park District land to be used for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, if the president and first lady choose the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility.

03/11/2015

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Durbin: GOP Letter To Iran “A New Low” That Undermines Nuclear Negotiations

The White House and top Democrats in Congress have accused a coalition of 47 Republican senators of attempting to undermine President Barack Obama’s efforts to negotiate an end to Iran’s nuclear program.

03/10/2015

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Mayoral Runoff To Delay Announcement Of Obama Library Decision

President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election for mayor, two people familiar with the decision said, in a bid to avoid politicizing his legacy project.

03/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over Obama Presidential Library Bid

The second phase of Chicago’s mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.

03/01/2015

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With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints At Library’s Likely Site

The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.

02/26/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman To Become Lasting Monument To Labor, Civil Rights History

The independent Newberry Library has preserved thousands and thousands of records from the Pullman Palace Car Company, which was the catalyst of the nation’s first industry-wide railroad strike, and the formation of the first all-black labor union

02/19/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Visit Pullman For National Monument Designation

The White House says Obama will be in his hometown on Thursday. He’s expected to deliver remarks in the afternoon at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.

02/19/2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Potential Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Chicago

Jeb Bush hasn’t officially declared for president, but you wouldn’t know it from his speech today at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

02/18/2015

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez discusses a federal judge's ruling blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Gutierrez: Immigration Activists “Will Not Be Deterred” By Court Setback

Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other immigration activists in Chicago denounced a federal judge’s decision blocking President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but remained undeterred in their support for overhauling the nation’s immigration system.

02/17/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a group of Republicans at the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series February 9, 2015, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Christie was running near the back-of-the pack of the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a recent poll of caucus-goers.  (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Christie Stops In Chicago Area To Build Support For 2016

New Jersey’s Republican governor spoke Thursday before nearly 1,000 people at a Lincoln Day dinner held in suburban Chicago.

02/12/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

With Debates Over, Emanuel’s Challengers Plot Their Next Moves

With their final debate over and done with, Mayor Emanuel’s opponents are charting the next steps in their efforts to unseat him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/11/2015

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Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Private Dollars For Clean Energy

President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

02/11/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Challengers Take Aim At Upcoming Presidential Visit During Debate

WBBM’s Craig Delilmore reports this debate focused largely on issues affecting the African American community and Mayor Emanuel more than once referred to President Barack Obama’s expected visit to designate part of the far South Side’s Pullman community as a national park.

02/10/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Declare Pullman Neighborhood A National Monument

President Barack Obama will visit Chicago next week to designate the historic Pullman neighborhood – one of the first “company towns” in the U.S. – as a national monument.

02/10/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Emanuel Introduces Plan To Transfer Park District Land For Obama Library

Bringing the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago might be a step closer to reality, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to unveil an ordinance he hopes will help ease concerns of the Barack Obama Foundation.

01/21/2015

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