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- 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
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.
South Midway Plaisance In Jackson Park To Close, Cornell Drive To Be Narrowed This Summer As Part Of Obama Center Road Work
The traffic changes, set to begin Aug. 13, will be temporary as the city plans to close Cornell Drive through the park by mid-2023.
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.
Aldermen Who Rep Obama Center Neighborhoods Sit Out Press Conference, Say Mayor Must Ensure South Siders Get Construction Jobs
The mayor and governor didn't discuss how they'd employ local residents for the infrastructure projects ahead of the center's groundbreaking. "So why am I there?” Ald. Jeanette Taylor asked.
Protect Our Parks Files New Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Obama Center’s Construction In Jackson Park
The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day officials announced work would begin to prep for the Obama Center's groundbreaking later this year.
Obama Center Site Work Begins As City Preps For Official Groundbreaking Later This Year
The work is starting five years after President Obama chose the Jackson Park site. "There has truly never been a better time to invest in our South Side," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
South Siders Keep Pushing For Housing, Employment Near Obama Center Site: ‘We Want To Make Sure This Is Something That Works’
Organizers and aldermen have a laundry list of protections they want to ensure before the Obama Center's planned opening in Jackson Park.
Obama Presidential Center To Break Ground This Summer In Jackson Park
Years of federal reviews have come to a close, and construction could begin as soon as August, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday.
Feds Back Plan To Turn Roads In Jackson Park Into Open Park Space Ahead Of Obama Center’s Arrival
Public comment on an environmental review of roadway closures and plans to replace Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Presidential Center will be accepted through Oct. 30.