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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.
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 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.
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.
College football seems to just keep getting bigger.
President Barack Obama’s term in office is not yet half over, but two universities are already vying for his presidential library.