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Bronzeville »

Dyett Proposal Gets High-Profile Support at Board of Education Meeting

Dr. Timuel Black and the Chicago Botanic Garden supported a plan to make it a green "global" school.

Kenwood »

Obamas Recall Chicago Racism in Interview

President Obama told People magazine he's been mistaken for a valet and a waiter at a gala.  

Wrigleyville »

Restaurateur Billy Lawless Says Introducing Obama Was 'Remarkable'

An Irish Immigrant, the owner of The Gage introduced the president before his speech in Chicago Tuesday.

Jefferson Park »

Obama Heckled, Admits Deportations on His Watch 'Heartbreaking'

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

Jefferson Park »

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.

Jefferson Park »

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.