Aldermen Set To Approve Land Transfer Deal For Obama LibraryIt’s a crucial day for the University of Chicago, as it tries to secure its bid for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The Chicago City Council was set to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that could make or break the bid, by giving the city control of Park District land the U of C has proposed as the site of the library.
UIC, University Of Chicago Urge Obama To Put Library In ChicagoTwo Chicago universities vying for Barack Obama's presidential library are taking a break in the competition to send a message to the president: Pick either one but just don't pick New York.
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.
Emanuel Introduces Plan To Transfer Park District Land For Obama LibraryBringing the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago might be a step closer to reality, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to unveil an ordinance he hopes will help ease concerns of the Barack Obama Foundation.
North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama LibraryWest Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.
Emanuel Taking "Very Active Role" In Bid To Bring Obama Library To ChicagoThe Barack Obama Foundation voiced concerns about the University of Chicago’s bid for the presidential library and museum, because its proposals would rely on using property owned by the Chicago Park District, not the university.
Study: City Council A Bigger Rubber Stamp For Emanuel Than For The DaleysThe City Council has bristled under criticisms that it is little more than a rubber stamp for Chicago’s mayors, but a new study has revealed that label is more accurate now than ever.
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.
University Of Illinois Names Timothy Killeen New PresidentKilleen will become the university's 20th president when current President Robert Easter retires in June. Easter, a longtime university administrator, became president in 2012, during a three-year period of turmoil.
Divvy Bikes Offering Discounted Memberships For Chicago Area College StudentsThe Divvy bike rental program is offering discounted membership for students at several Chicago area colleges. The student membership will cost $55 for an annual membership, discounted from the standard $75 fee.
Tripping Seniors On Purpose To Stop Future FallsResearchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults.
UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama LibraryCommunity activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.