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Barack Obama Surprises Chicago Students With Appearance At Youth Event

The former president joined a panel at an all-day youth summit Monday, discussing the challenges young people and young organizers face in the city.

West Loop

President Obama Visits Hyde Park Academy, University Of Chicago During Return To The City

The 44th president also visited Wednesday's Chicago Bulls game with high schoolers in his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Girls Opportunity Alliance groups.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Timuel Black, Civil Rights Champion And Historian, Dies At 102: ‘Tim Gave His All To All Of Us’

The Civil Rights icon, who moved to Chicago in 1919 as one of the earliest participants in the Great Migration, died Wednesday at his Drexel Boulevard home.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Presidential Center Breaks Ground With Former President And First Lady In Chicago

Plans for the project in Jackson Park have sparked complex debates about housing, displacement, land use, historical preservation and more among nearby residents.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Presidential Center Construction Officially Begins In Jackson Park

After years of delays, the Obama Foundation and the city have finally started to build the presidential center in Jackson Park and overhaul the area's road layout.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Obama Portraits Tour, South Side Groups Launch Grants, Book Pop-Up For New Artists And Young Readers

After seeing the “beauty of Blackness and excellence” through the Obamas exhibit, Hyde Park and Englewood organizations want to keep motivating young South Siders.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

To Make Obama Presidential Center Succeed, Local Business Leaders Must Support It, Former President Says Ahead Of Construction

The former president compared his center's plans to "great civic projects in Chicago" like Millennium Park in an appearance with economic leaders.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Presidential Portraits Coming To Art Institute June 18

The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time and coming to Chicago for the first stop in a nationwide tour.


New ‘Anti-Racist Andersonville’ Group To Protest Obama Mural Defacement With Rally Friday

Anti-Racist Andersonville was formed in response to a number of racist incidents in the neighborhood, including the writing of "Hang Obama" in chalk along Clark Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Barack And Michelle Obama’s Official Portraits Are Coming To Art Institute Of Chicago

The portraits will make their first stop of a national tour at the Art Institute, where they can be viewed June 18-Aug. 15, 2021.

South Loop

Obamas Focus On Community At Foundation Summit, But No Talk Of Neighbors’ Role In Presidential Center Plans

Michelle Obama said the presidential center will bring "life" to a dormant Jackson Park. "It might be protected and loved by its friends, but it's not used by the community."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Federal Review Finds Obama Presidential Center Will Have ‘Adverse Impact’ On Jackson Park

The finding could further delay the construction of the $500 million center designed by former President Barack Obama to house his presidential library.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Library Lease, 19 Acres For $10, Goes Before Aldermen Today

The City Council will vote on a revised agreement that will allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built in Jackson Park.