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Obama nixes idea of ‘benefits agreement’ with library neighbors

By CBS Chicago Barack Obama was a surprise participant, via satellite Thursday night, in the latest public meeting on plans for his planned presidential center...

Obama Presidential Center – How Black Will It Be? – Part...

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford This monumental piece of construction and architecture is well into the planning phase. The architects have been named and...

Obama Foundation plans new parking garage across proposed library

The Obama Foundation on Tuesday, August 23, announced its proposal for a combined park and parking facility on an underutilized section of the Midway...

Calls grow to close Marquette Drive in Jackson Park

Crusader staff report A golf official who doesn’t live in South Shore or Woodlawn has recommended closing the portion of Marquette Park Drive that slices...

Developer unveils plan for 185-room hotel near Obama library

By Alby Gullun, chicagobusines.com After visiting the future Obama Presidential Center in Woodlawn, out-of-towners won't have to walk far to find a place to sleep,...

Obama aims to silence critics with presidential center

By Lee Edwards and Erick Johnson It will be big, impressive and very expensive. Chicago and the nation finally got a glimpse of a project that...

Community Calls For Agreement on Obama Library

By Lee Edwards, Chicago Crusader The auditorium of the Hyde Park Academy High School was nearly filled to capacity with neighborhood residents eager to learn...

Foundation considers closing roads in Jackson Park for Obama Library

The Obama Foundation is considering closing parts of Cornell Drive to create a pedestrian campus around the future $500 million Obama Presidential Center in...

Obama Library stirs mixed emotions for South Side residents

By Duke Omara, Chicago Crusader It has now been over a month since the Obama Foundation announced that Jackson Park would host the presidential library....