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.
Chicago Plan Commission To Vote On Obama Presidential Center PlansSupporters of the Obama Presidential Center plan to pack City Hall on Thursday, as the Chicago Plan Commission prepares to vote on plans to build the $500 million complex in Jackson Park.
Obama Speaks With Obama Foundation Fellows In ChicagoFormer President Barack Obama visited Chicago's South side Wednesday to greet members of the Obama Foundation Fellowship Program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Lawsuit Against Obama Presidential Center Is 'Frivolous'Mayor Rahm Emanuel is firing back at a group trying to block the Obama Presidential Center, calling the federal lawsuit to block the park “frivolous.”
Chicago Group Sues To Stop Construction Of Obama CenterA nonprofit group says the Obama Presidential Center shouldn't be built in a Chicago park because it won't be a true presidential library.
Obama Center To Have Chicago Public Library BranchObama Foundation executive director Robbin Cohen says having a public library branch would attract local residents to make use of the presidential center and give residents reason to keep returning.
Some Hoping To Rebuild Old Leg Of CTA Green Line For Obama CenterA push to rebuild an old stretch of the Green Line along 63rd Street to help tourists get to the Obama presidential library is getting pushback from the very people who first fought to tear down the tracks.
Obama Makes Surprise Appearance At Presidential Center MeetingFormer President Barack Obama came to Chicago Tuesday to share his vision for the Obama Presidential Center.
Protesters Raise Concerns As City Council Learns Plans For Obama Presidential CenterAs plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center are being introduced to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, voices are being raised over the South Side project.
Obama Center Representatives Ask Community To Speak Up, Support The FoundationProponents of the planned Obama Presidential Center on the South Side are using the Martin Luther King Junior holiday to build support for the project.
Obama Center Revises Design In Response To Community ConcernsThe Obama Foundation has changed some of the plans for its library center in Jackson Park, in response to complaints from its future neighbors.