Obama Presidential Center
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Ald. Leslie Hairston Hosts Her Last Ward Meeting Before Leaving City Council: ‘I Will Still Be Around The Neighborhood’
Hairston's brief sendoff touted the Obama Center, Regal Mile Studios, Local Market in South Shore, the Greater Grand Crossing library and other projects in the 5th Ward during her 24-year tenure.
‘Significant Delays’ Expected On DuSable Lake Shore Drive Through May For Obama Center Road Work
Just weeks after the busy intersection reopened, crews will close all but one lane in each direction at DuSable Lake Shore and 57th drives for about two months.
57th Street, DuSable Lake Shore Drive Intersection Will Fully Reopen Soon
All lanes at the intersection will reopen the week of Feb. 6, officials said. Other ongoing road closures and narrowings in Jackson Park will remain as road work continues for the Obama Presidential Center.
CTA Closes Bus Stops Near Obama Center Site, But They’re Still Being Used Despite Unsafe Conditions
Passengers at the closed bus stops have to navigate around construction cones, debris and concrete barriers just steps from traffic as drivers pick them up.
Obama Center Construction Resumes Days After Noose Found On Site
An investigation into who is responsible for the "horrific act" that halted work is ongoing, a spokesperson said.
Obama Center Builders Halt Construction After Noose Found On Site
The Black-led coalition of construction firms building the presidential center is offering a $100,000 reward to help find those who perpetrated the "act of hate," officials said.
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.
Obama Center Road Work Will Cause Big Traffic Changes Starting Monday
Closures on Hayes Drive, lane reductions on Cornell Drive and other traffic changes in Jackson Park will go in effect Monday.
Lane Closures On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Stony Island Avenue Coming Soon As Part Of Obama Center-Related Road Work
One southbound lane on DuSable Lake Shore Drive will be closed from 57th to Hayes drives starting Thursday, while Stony Island Avenue will see lane closures near the Obama Presidential Center construction site starting April 18.
Midway Plaisance’s East End Would Get A Play Area And Renovations To Cheney-Goode Memorial As Part Of Obama Center Requirements
The green space around the Cheney-Goode Memorial must be renovated as a stand-in for Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Presidential Center.
Obama Center’s Winter Garden To Be Named After Slain Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton
Pendleton, 15, was shot and killed in 2013, just eight days after performing with a majorette squad at President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Woodlawn Residents Push To Maximize Affordable Housing Near Obama Center
The coalition's proposal would create up to 1,000 units of affordable housing in Woodlawn. They estimate that would allow about 3,000 residents to remain in the neighborhood.
Woodlawn Central Master Plan Would Bring A Hotel, Housing, Arts And Retail To 63rd Street Corridor
Developer J. Byron Brazier and his father, Apostolic Church pastor Byron Brazier, say the sprawling complex will prioritize "established and emerging" Black entrepreneurs and creatives.
After Obama Center Brings Extra Attention, Jackson Park Council Could Make It Harder To Vote On Critical Issues
Under a committee's proposal, members would have to attend twice as many meetings in a year and volunteer at sanctioned events before they could vote.
With The Obama Center Underway, Residents Say It’s Time To Protect Affordable Housing In South Shore
Organizers are calling on the city to invest at least $63.3 million in programs that assist South Shore renters and homeowners with repairs, housing costs, home purchases and more.
Jeff Bezos’ $100 Million Donation To Obama Foundation Will Support Youth Leadership, South Side Workforce Programs
As part of the donation, Bezos requested the Obama Presidential Center's plaza be named for late Congressman John Lewis, foundation officials said.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition To Stop Obama Center Construction In Jackson Park
Protect Our Parks had filed the petition Aug. 16, the same day the Obama Foundation broke ground for the presidential center.
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.
Federal Judge Denies Bid To Halt Obama Center’s Construction In Jackson Park
A U.S. District Court judge ruled against South Side residents' request to pause the center's construction during their latest lawsuit, but the judge didn't dismiss the case outright.