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.
Aldermen Approve Ordinance To Protect Affordable Housing Near Obama Presidential Center In WoodlawnThe measure is designed to protect Woodlawn residents from being forced out of their homes when the Obama Presidential Center is built in Jackson Park.
Lightfoot, Woodlawn Aldermen, Activists Reach Compromise To Protect Affordable Housing Near Obama Center“This ordinance will go a long way in maintaining and developing a wide range of housing options for renters, homeowners and investors for our South Side neighborhoods,” said Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th).
Obamas To Speak In Chicago About Presidential CenterBarack and Michelle Obama will speak next month at a summit in Chicago focused on the vision for the Obama Presidential Center.
Obama Center Already Making Housing Too Expensive For Many In Woodlawn And South Shore, Study FindsThe yet-to-be constructed Obama Presidential Center is already having an effect on property values and the rent being charged nearby residents.
Former Obama Economic Adviser Adewale Adeyemo Named President Of Obama FoundationOne of former President Barack Obama's senior economic advisers has been named the first president of the Chicago-based Obama Foundation.
Federal Judge Approves Obama Presidential CenterIn a ruling Tuesday, Judge Robert Blakey dismissed a lawsuit by a parks group trying to block construction.
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking To Block Obama Center From Jackson ParkPlans to build Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a lakefront Chicago park can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday, adding that a written ruling dismissing a park advocacy group's lawsuit would follow.
$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.