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Obama Foundation Hints At Library's Likely Site

AP | Josh Lederman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether resid...

Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise

Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul

The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual.

Rahm Emanuel Wants Chicago Parkland For Obama Library

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel planned to introduce an ordinance Wednesday aimed at substantially improving the city's chances of hosting ...

Why Obama's Presidential Library Belongs in a South Side Park

Leon Finney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Chicago
Leon Finney

It is odd to hear people who have no connection to the South Side rail against the idea of putting Obama's Presidential Library in a South Side park.

Why You Can't Understand Obama Until You Understand Hawaii

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria and Chloe Fox | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

The Washington Post recently ruffled feathers in Hawaii for what some perceived as a mocking and condescending tone regarding the Aloha State's hopes ...

Chicago Bids For Obama Presidential Library In Trouble: Reports

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN AND SARA BURNETT | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two Chicago universities competing to host President Barack Obama's presidential library are scrambling to address major concerns rais...

A Look At The Obama Library Proposals

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN AND KERRY LESTER | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his futur...

Three Cities Vie To Make Obama Best Offer For Library

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and KERRY LESTER | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his futu...

These Major Cities Are On The Short List To Host The Obama Library

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chicago, New York and Honolulu are on the short list to host President Barack Obama's future presidential library. The Barack O...

State Shelving $100M Gift To Obama Library

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plan to offer $100 million in tax dollars to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Illinois is on the shelf, as law...

President Obama: Don't Build a Library!

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Different ideas for President Obama's future library are being actively circulated, even though the official announcement of the location will not be until 2015.

Obama Reveals His Wish List For Presidential Library

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want your city, university or nonprofit group to be chosen to host President Barack Obama's presidential library? Now's the time t...

Chicago Groups Clash Over Obama Library Bid

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack Obama's journey from community organizer to lawmaker to president was also a journey through several different Chicagos, from ...

Obama's Library Takes Big Step Forward

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The formal process to build a library housing President Barack Obama's presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the fo...

NYT: Hawaii Makes Its Case For Obama's Library | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii

HONOLULU — When Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii was asked to appear in a video urging President Obama to make the state the home of his presidential...

In Quest For Obama Library, This State Plays Underdog

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Not far from these wind-swept shores, Barack Obama was born and raised, soaking in an island sensibility that his family says he's c...

Paul Blumenthal

What We Don't Know About Their Libraries | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Dallas at Southern Methodist University, former President George W. Bush will attend the opening of his official presidential library...

Obama Can't Decide

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Where will President Barack Obama put his presidential library? Four years from the end of the Obama presidency, Chicago and Honol...

Bronzeville Begins Campaign For Obama Library

Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago

Though there are yet to be any official plans for a Barack Obama presidential library, the battle is already well under way among sites hoping to play...

GOP Outhouse

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


University Of Hawaii Eyes Obama Library

AP | HERBERT A. SAMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

HONOLULU — Barack Obama hasn't even finished the second year of his first term in the White House, but officials with two universities that are ...

Obama Presidential Library Sweepstakes Already Heating Up

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year into President Obama's first term, his former employer -- the University of Chicago -- is making it clear that it wants his president...