$5M Grant To Pay For Chicago Library Branch At Obama CenterThe MacArthur Foundation plans a $5 million grant to create a new Chicago Public Library branch at the Obama Presidential Center.
Obama Foundation Draws High-Dollar, International DonationsThe foundation's annual report and tax documents show that it raised more than $232 million from private donors during 2017 and spent about $21.3 million on operations.
Golfers Look To Tee Off On Tiger Woods' Chicago Course If It's BuiltThe biggest roadblock seems to be money: 30 million in tax dollars would be needed just to build three underpasses so golfers won't have to cross roadways.
Chicago Judge OKs Obama Presidential Center LawsuitThe ruling doesn't mean the group will necessarily prevail, but confirms the suit poses a formidable threat to the project in Jackson Park. The suit argues that laws bar new developments in a 26 mile chain of lakeside parks.
Obama Presidential Center's Future Hinges On Judge's DecisionA federal judge is expected to decide today if a lawsuit to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park can move forward.
Lawsuit Creates Uncertainty For Chicago Obama Library PlansOdds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama's $500 million presidential museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore. But it's no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.
Chicago Defends Location Of Obama Library In Federal CourtCity attorneys made legal arguments in a federal court motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an environmental group opposed to the project.
Activists Arrested At Rally Demanding Obama Center Agree To 'Community Benefits Agreement'Dozens of activists showed up at a rally calling for a written agreement to protect local homeowners from being displaced by higher property taxes once the $500 million Obama Presidential Center is complete.
Planned Obama Presidential Center Clears Another HurdleThe city will lease the land in Jackson Park on which it will be built for 99 years for a one-time token payment of $10.
Aldermen To Vote On Revised Obama Center Plan, Road ClosuresFor the third time, Chicago aldermen will vote on plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in historic Jackson Park, but the project still faces bigger hurdles before construction can begin.
Hearing Today On Lawsuit Seeking To Block Obama Center From Jackson ParkA group called Protect Our Parks has argued the Obama Center is not the same as a traditional presidential library, and should not be built on public land.