Mayor Rahm Emanuel submitted the proposal at Wednesday's City Council meeting.
Speakers were all in favor of the South Side, but still divided over whether parkland should be used.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at Kenwood Academy, close to the Washington Park site proposed for the library.
Dr. Timuel Black and the Chicago Botanic Garden supported a plan to make it a green "global" school.
President Obama told People magazine he's been mistaken for a valet and a waiter at a gala.
An Irish Immigrant, the owner of The Gage introduced the president before his speech in Chicago Tuesday.
Maria Gonzalez interrupted Obama's speech, unfurling a banner demanding an end to deportation.
"Don't take the short-term easy route and just engage in destructive behavior," the president said.
The president will meet with local community leaders Tuesday afternoon.
The president will talk about the important of early voting.
The director of I Grow Chicago was a Chicago delegate at a United Nations conference last week.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said only then should the agency probe how one man could paralyze two airports.
Mayor says he now hopes to name a library after the president.
The mayor's office said the proposed school on the Near North Side would no longer be named after Obama.
A group of Paul Robeson High School students helped spruce up a garden in Englewood on Thursday.
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