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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

Ross Jacobs. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Man Wanted For Stabbing Roommate In Hyde Park

Chicago police are searching for aman in connection with a stabbing Friday night in Hyde Park.

03/14/2015

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

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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

Protesters disrupt traffic on Michigan Avenue Thursday evening. (CBS)

Protesters Disrupt Mag Mile Traffic To Demand South Side Trauma Care

The protest was timed to coincide with a University of Chicago alumni event. The U of C, with its medical campus, has been a consistent target of criticism.

03/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia says he would not block a presidential library from being built on park land. (CBS)

Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A Park

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.

03/03/2015

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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

Despite efforts to beautify Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary still resembles a ghost town with its abandoned stores and little pedestrian and automobile traffic. (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Survey Finds 6,300 Vacant Homes; 550 Vacant Businesses

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.

02/18/2015

Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele leads West Side elected official in calling for Obama Library on this side of town. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

West Side Officials Say North Lawndale Obama Library Site Would Have Biggest Impact

West Side elected officials are using this president’s day to raise support for an Obama Presidential Library on the West Side.

02/16/2015

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

Park District Approves Plan To Transfer Park Land For Obama Library

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.

02/11/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

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.

01/22/2015

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

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama Library

West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.

01/16/2015

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Pro-Library Crowd Fills First Hearing On U Of C’s Obama Presidential Library Proposal

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.

01/13/2015

Washington Park

Public Hearings On U Of C’s Obama Library Sites Begin Tuesday

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at the promises of the promoters and complaints from critics.

01/12/2015

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Emanuel Taking “Very Active Role” In Bid To Bring Obama Library To Chicago

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.

01/06/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bids For Obama Presidential Library Could Be In Trouble

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.

12/30/2014

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