“Our concern is preserving the Midway as park land and ensuring it remains free for all,” Midway Plaisance president Bronwyn Nichols said.
Without a contractual agreement, residents will have to take Obama at his word that the South Side will reap benefits from his presidential center.
The 12 campers said they had to stake out an early spot to speak at a public meeting with Obama Foundation officials who hadn’t heeded their concerns.
Pritzker becomes the 12th member of the Obama Foundation board as the organization is stepping up its pursuit of mega corporate donors.
Without a strong public educational system, our democracy and the ideals upon which we started this nation will become a footnote in history.
The mayor urged residents to “keep your eye on the prize” on the Obama Center, not get “tripped up” in talk of road closures and and lost park land.
The Chicago Transportation Department and Park District will hold public meetings about the Obama Center plans at the South Shore Cultural Center.
KAPOS: Real estate brokers say buzz about the Obama Presidential Library is growing and lifting area sale prices too.
Obama said traffic studies show the Cornell closure may add 1 to 3 minutes to a typical commute, and that there is hope to get that down to “zero.”
Obamaland — what a monstrosity.
Applications are being accepted for local residents wanting to serve on a new board that will work with the Obama Foundation, officials said Saturday.