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Hyde Park »

Rahm's Obama Library Plan Sent to Aldermen, Includes Use of Parkland

Mayor Rahm Emanuel submitted the proposal at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

Woodlawn »

South Siders Come Out En Masse to Support Obama Library

Speakers were all in favor of the South Side, but still divided over whether parkland should be used.

Kenwood »

Chicago Obama Library Proposal Needs Parkland to Sweeten Bid, Rahm Says

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at Kenwood Academy, close to the Washington Park site proposed for the library.

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.