President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be designed by renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
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We speak with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that found the 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional. What does that mean for Chicago’s pension reform? We’ll also ask him about the downgrading of the city’s credit rating to junk status and Obama Presidential Library coming to the South Side of Chicago.
After months of speculation, the Barack Obama Foundation officially announces the library is coming to the South Side of Chicago. But when and where will it be located exactly? Paris Schutz has the details.
The city’s parks will have to find a new best friend. The head of Friends of the Parks said Tuesday that she will step down as the 40-year-old nonprofit sues to prevent the construction of the George Lucas museum on the lakefront.
The Chicago Park District voted to approve a plan for public parkland on the south side to be transferred to the city.
Joel Weisman and his guests continue their conversation online with a discussion of the competition for the Obama Library. Must it be on public park land? Could New York still get the nod?
Illinois taxpayers may be on the hook for $100 million to bring an Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago. Paris Schutz has the story.