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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.

Lakeview »

This Student's Science Project Was So Cool, it Got Her Into the White House

The Lake View student initially didn't believe the invitation was real.

Downtown »

Obama Library Land Swap Approved by City Council

Aldermen signed off on using parkland to sweeten the University of Chicago's bid.

Downtown »

Obama Library Land Transfer OK'd by City Council Committee

But a City Council joint committee tussled over whether the library should go on the South or West Side.

Downtown »

Obama Library Gets City Plan Commission OK To Use Parkland

The Plan Commission affirmed a land swap for President Barack Obama's proposed library.

University Village »

Rahm Says He's Best Bet to Win Obama Library; Chuy: I'm Just as Capable

Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued to use the library as a campaign issue against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.