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Obama Library Will Have 'Healthy Dining Options' ... Clinton's Has Bacon

The yet-to-be-built South Side library is already promising health food, in line with First Lady's push.

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Hillary Clinton Will Be The Next President, Rahm Emanuel Says

Emanuel cited Clinton's stand on making college affordable, saying, "Ideas matter in politics."

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Barack and Michelle Obama's Romance Returns to Hyde Park With New Film

Film crews were to shoot near Kimbark Plaza on Friday, but never showed.

Lakeview »

Obama First Date Flick 'Southside With You' Filming in Lakeview

The movie will depict Barack and Michelle Obama's first date around Chicago.

Bronzeville »

Hadiya Pendleton Park Expansion Headed Forward Despite Shooting

"There's always been a need for more open space in the community," said Ald. Pat Dowell.

South Deering »

Freshly Painted 7th Ward Office Signals Fresh Start to Mitchell, Supporters

Voters hoped the fresh paint and carpet were a sign of more changes to come.  

Kenwood »

Is Obama Library a Goodbye Gift to Chicago from the President?

KONKOL: Reports that he'll live elsewhere make sense for a guy who keeps reinventing himself.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library on Chicago's South Side Could Be Open By 2020

But the Obamas didn't say which South Side location — Washington Park or Jackson Park — will be the one.

Woodlawn »

U. of C. Expected to Get Obama Library Tuesday

Decision between Jackson and Washington parks expected to be delayed.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library Pick Great, Use of Parkland Not, Friends of the Parks Says

Friends of the Parks asked the Obama Foundation to reconsider using Chicago Park District property.

Hyde Park »

Obama's Presidential Library Headed to Chicago's South Side: Reports

News reports citing anonymous sources have reported Chicago was chosen over New York for the honor.

Downtown »

White House, Chicago Libraries to Give Every CPS Student a Library Card

The push would take several years, said Brian Bannon, Chicago Public Library commissioner.

Andersonville »

Obamas Have Donated $47,000 to Chicago-Based Literacy Group Since 2005

The director of the organization behind Boundless Readers said the couple's support is "humbling."

South Lawndale »

Rahm on Hillary Clinton's Cabinet? No Way, Groggy Mayor Says

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cracked himself up with a joke about a phone call from President Obama.

Downtown »

Rahm's Back, What Next? 10 Things on the Mayor's To-Do List

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's next agenda is full of both pleasing and distasteful tasks.