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