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Rahm Vows To 'Double Down' Against Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia in Mayoral Runoff

Garcia calls for "a new Chicago" and claims Emanuel has forgotten "the people who made this city great."

Downtown »

If Rahm Is Forced Into A Runoff, It Isn't Because of Barack or Hillary

The national narrative about Chicago's mayoral election is a little off.

Oakland »

Barack Obama Skips Voting on South Side, Casts Absentee Ballot Instead

Obama's move eliminated a regular highlight of Election Day in Oakland: Watching the president vote.

Pullman »

Friday Afternoon Escape: See the Other National Monuments Named by Obama

The majesty of Chimney Rock, Colorado; the beauty of the San Juan Islands; a former camp in Hawaii.

Kenwood »

Obama Praises, Then Ribs 4th Ward Ald. Will Burns Days Before Election

The president called up his alderman Thursday to complain about getting his trees trimmed.

Pullman »

Historic Pullman Neighborhood Now Officially a National Monument

President Barack Obama came to his adopted hometown to make the declaration.

Kenwood »

Obama To Visit Kenwood Home During Trip To Honor Pullman

The president will be in Chicago Thursday to name sections of Pullman a national monument.

Hyde Park »

Obama Library Land Swap on Park District Agenda for Next Week

The Park District's Board of Commissioners takes up the issue at Wednesday's meeting.

River North »

Archbishop Cupich Backs 'Strong Schools' Over Many 'That Are All Bleeding'

Archbishop Blase Cupich addressed the City Club and said he is "ecumenical" on Cubs vs. White Sox.

The Loop »

This is What The Obama Library Could Look Like In Downtown Chicago

"There was Plan A and Plan B, but also Plan O. Plan O was better."

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.