Aldermen Overwhelmingly Support Transferring Park Land For Obama LibraryAt a joint meeting Wednesday, three City Council panels voted heavily in favor of the Emanuel administration’s plan to transfer about 20 acres of land in either Washington Park or Jackson Park to the city if the Barack Obama Foundation picks the University of Chicago’s bid for the future Obama presidential library.
Aldermen To Vote On Plan To Transfer Park Land To City For Obama Library BidAldermen were expected to give preliminary approval on Wednesday to the Emanuel administration’s plan to allow the city to take control of Park District land to be used for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, if the president and first lady choose the University of Chicago’s bid for the facility.
Mayoral Runoff To Delay Announcement Of Obama Library DecisionPresident Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago's runoff election for mayor, two people familiar with the decision said, in a bid to avoid politicizing his legacy project.
With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints At Library's Likely SiteThe foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.
Chicago, New York, Honolulu To Submit Proposals For Obama LibraryNext week, a handful of President Barack Obama's oldest friends and associates will start judging proposals from two universities in Chicago and one each in New York and Honolulu, and by the end of March, Obama and the first lady will announce the winner.
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Hawaii, U Of C Vie For Obama LibraryPresident Barack Obama’s term in office is not yet half over, but two universities are already vying for his presidential library.