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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

The project that will transform 19.3 acres of Jackson Park into the Obama Presidential Center aced its final in a series of city votes Wednesday.

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Opponents and allies alike came together for a big vote Thursday on the future of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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Wine, chocolate-covered treats, food trucks, nerdy comedians and cultural performances usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

Next week, the city is poised to take the first of several votes on the Obama Presidential Center. Why some community groups want to slow down the process.

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Chicago Park District officials presented new details Wednesday on a plan to build a Tiger Woods-designed golf course next to the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park. Will it benefit the surrounding community?

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Obama Presidential Center campus rendering (Courtesy Obama Foundation)

The Obama Foundation revised its plans for the Jackson Park project after criticism, but activists still have significant concerns over roadwork, traffic and community engagement.

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Image by DBOX)

The Obama Foundation says it revised plans for the Obama Presidential Center after extensive community input. But are they enough to silence critics of the center, and will city officials OK the plans?

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The Obama Foundation has given in to criticism, making a change to its plans. The decision comes as the Obama Presidential Center gained new critics: more than 100 University of Chicago faculty members.

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Mayor Emanuel and state lawmakers are quietly hatching a plan to give $100 million in state money to the Obama Presidential Center. Is Illinois ready to pony up?

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Community members get a chance to address key figures behind the Obama Presidential Center. A live report from the meeting.

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(Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

Construction management teams bidding for a leading role in the Obama Presidential Center must commit to specific diversity and inclusion goals, the Obama Foundation announced Thursday.

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The city will have to come up with tens of millions of dollars to realign the roads in Jackson Park to accommodate the wishes of the Obama Foundation, but they say it’s too soon to talk about exact costs.

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A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. on Aug 21, 2017. (Credit: NASA)

Join us online for live coverage from Chicago’s Adler Planetarium starting at 11:40 a.m. Heading outside? Here are 12 places in and around Chicago where you can celebrate the eclipse. 

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Michael Strautmanis

An update from the Obama Foundation’s Michael Strautmanis on plans for the South Side Presidential Center.

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Head to Naperville for fireworks and finger-licking food. (Naperville Ribfest / Facebook)

Fireworks, festivals and plenty of live music usher in the holiday weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

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Louise Bernard (Courtesy of the Obama Foundation)

As museum director, the Yale graduate will lead the design, development and operation of the Obama Presidential Center’s museum, according to the Obama Foundation.