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.
City Breaks Promises Regarding Jackson Park, Obama Presidential CenterThe Chicago Park District is halting work on the relocation of a Jackson Park athletic field to build the Obama Presidential Center.
Former President Barack Obama Surprises High School Students In Gage ParkFormer President Barack Obama visited Chicago’s South side to attend a meeting at the Obama Foundation.
Obama Center Looking For Artifacts, Oral Histories From 2008 CampaignCurators hope the artifacts will be able to help tell the story of the 44th president.
Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center Delayed Until 2019Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process.
Aldermen Approve Obama Presidential Center PlanThe City Council voted 47-1 to approve the various zoning changes that would be required to build the center in Jackson Park.
Protesters Demand Benefits Agreement As Plan Commission Set To Vote On Obama CenterProtesters said a community benefits agreement would be binding, forcing the Obama Foundation to put protections in place as part of the project.