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How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future

The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Future Obama Center Neighbors Walk Away From Public Meeting With Questions Still Unanswered

Advocates for and against the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park said they felt confused and underwhelmed by Monday's public hearing. "That Q&A thing, it's like a blow-over really," one resident said.

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 Center Community Benefits Ordinance Can Be Chicago’s Model For Development Without Displacement, Alds. Say

The introduced agreement only addresses housing, but its backers plan to tackle employment, sustainability, education and transportation, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Voters Tell City Officials The Obama Center Needs A Community Benefits Agreement

The CBA would mandate 30 percent of all new and rehabilitated housing to be set aside for low- and moderate-income Chicagoans.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore