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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.

Uptown »

Obama's Return to Chicago Causes Gridlock, but Young Soccer Players Unfazed

President Barack Obama landed in Chicago Thursday evening to attend two Democratic fundraisers.

Kenwood »

Obama Expected to Visit Kenwood Home for the First Time in a Year

Neighbors said they were told by the Secret Service that Obama would be in Kenwood Thursday and Friday.

Uptown »

President Obama's Helicopter Landing in Uptown This Week?

Obama's chopper could be headed for Montrose Harbor, according to harbor security and the 46th Ward.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library Would Be a $220M Boon To the South Side: U. of C. Report

University of Chicago pushes economic impact for the South Side in its bid for Obama Library.

Downtown »

Dyett High Protesters Demand Meeting With Rahm, Byrd-Bennett

A coalition of groups seeking to convert Dyett High School to a "green" academy protested at City Hall.

The Loop »

CPS Students Urge Curbs on Suspensions, Expulsions During Downtown March

Students and a legal group backed state legislation setting limits on school disciplinary measures.

The Loop »

Pay Equity Supported by Top Pols at Daley Center Rally

Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cheered equal pay for women.