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Obama Heckled, Admits Deportations on His Watch 'Heartbreaking'

Maria Gonzalez interrupted Obama's speech, unfurling a banner demanding an end to deportation.

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Obama on Ferguson: Change Needed, But He Has 'No Sympathy' for Violent Acts

"Don't take the short-term easy route and just engage in destructive behavior," the president said.

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Obama to Visit Copernicus Center Tuesday to Discuss Immigration

The president will meet with local community leaders Tuesday afternoon.

Roseland »

Obama to Stump for Quinn at Chicago State Sunday

The president will talk about the important of early voting.

Englewood »

U.N. Conference Was Eye-Opening Experience for Englewood Group Head

The director of I Grow Chicago was a Chicago delegate at a United Nations conference last week.

Downtown »

O'Hare Must Return to Full Strength ASAP, Rahm Tells FAA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said only then should the agency probe how one man could paralyze two airports.

Downtown »

Emanuel on Obama College Prep: 'I Made a Mistake'

Mayor says he now hopes to name a library after the president.

Downtown »

Obama's Name Dropped from Planned CPS High School

The mayor's office said the proposed school on the Near North Side would no longer be named after Obama.

Englewood »

Englewood Garden Puts Students to Work: 'Beats Hanging Out on the Corner'

A group of Paul Robeson High School students helped spruce up a garden in Englewood on Thursday.

Downtown »

Obama Library Could Revive Fading McCormick Lakeside Center, Activist Says

The massive Lakeside Center East Building could offer a blank slate for the Obama Presidential Library.

Douglas »

Obama Library Plan at Michael Reese Site Aims to Put Bronzeville in the Mix

Plan envisions ultra-sustainable library campus creating a "necklace" of museums on the lakefront.

Hyde Park »

Neighborhood Groups Line Up Behind U. of C. for Obama Library

Putting the library in Hyde Park would be a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" for the neighborhood.

Englewood »

Raising Chicago's Minimum Wage: Residents to Weigh In at Kennedy-King

Five public meetings will be held in Chicago to discuss raising minimum wage above $8.25 per hour.

Lincoln Park »

Obama College Prep Will Make Room for Kids From the Neighborhood, CPS Says

Neighborhood students will get 30 percent of the spots, but boundaries are still unclear, CPS said.

Hyde Park »

President Obama Has Bacon, Hash Browns for Breakfast at Valois Restaurant

The manager suggested the egg white omelette "to make Michelle happy," but the president declined.

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