President Barack Obama
The second phase of Chicago’s mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
New Jersey’s Republican governor spoke Thursday before nearly 1,000 people at a Lincoln Day dinner held in suburban Chicago.
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.
President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
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.
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.
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.
Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.
Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is talking about what he is—and isn’t—looking forward to in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A 13-year-old Chicago boy will be seated in first lady Michelle Obama’s box at the State of the Union.
West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.
The Barack Obama Foundation voiced concerns about the University of Chicago’s bid for the presidential library and museum, because its proposals would rely on using property owned by the Chicago Park District, not the university.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team is working to keep Chicago in play as the future home of the Obama Presidential Library, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Obama’s old Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich’s publisher gave The Associated Press an advance copy of the book, set for an April release.