Former President Barack Obama: Derek Chauvin Conviction In Death Of George Floyd Is 'A Necessary Step On The Road To Progress,' But Not A Sufficient OneFormer president and longtime Chicagoan Barack Obama issued a statement Tuesday saying jurors in Minneapolis “did the right thing” in convicting fired police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential CenterMayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced $200 million in utility, infrastructure, and park improvements in Jackson Park that will help pave the way for groundbreaking of the $500 million Obama Presidential Center later this year. 
Waukegan School Board Votes To Rename Thomas Jefferson Middle School For John Lewis, After Suggestion Of Barack Obama Draws ObjectionsA proposal to name a Waukegan school after former President Barack Obama did not go over well.
Latinx Activists In Waukegan Want To Rename Thomas Jefferson Middle School, But Not After The ObamasResidents of one Chicago suburb are divided over how to rechristen a school named for a founding father who enslaved hundreds of Black people.
Obama And Springsteen Team Up For 'Renegades' PodcastThe first two episodes are now available on Spotify.
Obama Presidential Center Construction Could Begin By August, After Federal Review CompletedFollowing an exhaustive four-year federal review process, construction of the the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park is expected to begin this year.
Obama Memoir Confronts Role His Presidency Played In Republican Obstructionism And Trump's Rise"It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted," Obama writes.
Swing Counties In Key Battleground State Of Wisconsin Could Help Decide 2020 Presidential RaceA reason Wisconsin could be so critical this year is because of how narrowly President Donald Trump won the state in 2016, by just under 24,000 votes, or less than one percent of the total vote, in large part because of how many counties went from blue to red.
Sen. Durbin Urges Republicans To Oppose Filling Supreme Court Seat Before Election; 'A New President Should Fill This Vacancy'President Donald Trump has said he plans to nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor this weekend, after her memorial services are held.
Former President Obama's Memoir Out In NovemberThe book is more than 700 pages, and it's only the first volume. The second volume will cover Obama's second term.
Audiobook Compiles '60 Minutes' Interviews With Barack ObamaThe audiobook features CBS News journalist Steve Kroft, who first met with Obama in January 2007 and spoke with him throughout his presidency, culminating in a discussion shortly before Obama left office in 2017.