President Barack Obama
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.