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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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

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

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Foundation To Host ‘My History, My Voice’ Storytelling Night In South Shore Wednesday

The foundation continues its celebration of Black History Month with a storytelling event from 6–8 p.m. at South Shore Brew, 7101 S. Yates Blvd.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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