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Facing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land.
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.
The city of Gary has completed a long project to survey the state of housing and other buildings, and found many are in very bad shape.
West Side elected officials are using this president’s day to raise support for an Obama Presidential Library on the West Side.
The Chicago Park District unanimously approved a proposal to transfer park land for the Barack Obama Presidential Library if the University of Chicago wins its bid for the library.
According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.
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.
West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.
A crowd heavily stacked in favor of a South Side site for the Obama Presidential Library has filled the auditorium at a Hyde Park High School, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the promises of the promoters and complaints from critics.
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.
Museums employ over four million people and get over 55 million visits per year, not including 524 million visits online.
They’re calling it a cross-town competition. The U of C and UIC each has its own vision of what the Obama library and museum should be and how they’re going about getting it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.
Next week, a handful of President Barack Obama’s oldest friends and associates will start judging proposals from two universities in Chicago and one each in New York and Honolulu, and by the end of March, Obama and the first lady will announce the winner.
A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.
Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.
There have been at least 10 holdups in a little more than two months on or near the school’s Hyde Park campus.
In the last week alone, there have been four armed robberies near the University of Chicago campus. People tell us they find the timing of the crimes especially alarming.