March 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The project will bring money and visitors to Chicago’s South Side, but the community wants more assurances that the future of residents will be a priority.
February 21, 2019, 6am PST
There are more than a few reasons to think that the Obama Presidential Center won't go the way of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which gave up and decamped for Los Angeles.
October 12, 2018, 9am PDT
The former president's Obama Presidential Center, to be constructed in Chicago's Jackson Park, has faced opposition from nearby residents concerned about its effects on the area.
May 24, 2018, 5am PDT
The Obama Presidential Center is still controversial, but it has also taken a key first step in the approvals process.
December 21, 2017, 2pm PST
It might have been assumed that the names Tiger Woods and Barack Obama would open doors on the South Side of Chicago. Questions about the former president's vision for the South Side persist.
October 13, 2017, 11am PDT
As the former president seeks to distinguish the Obama Presidential Center from for-profit development, many locals still want to see a binding community benefits agreement.
May 11, 2017, 7am PDT
Barack Obama supports closing Cornell Drive, a six-lane road next to the future site of the Obama Presidential Center, to automobile access. He cites safety concerns and the need for green space.
May 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
The former president and first lady released a first look at the designs for the future site of the Obama Presidential Center on the South Side of Chicago.
June 30, 2016, 12pm PDT
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) will design the Obama Presidential Center—selected from a group of seven finalists.
February 26, 2016, 5am PST
Architects will soon be hired to design Obama's presidential library in Chicago. It may turn out to be a beautiful building, but will it be worth all that is lost in the process?
December 23, 2015, 5am PST
Now we know who will compete for one of the most coveted design contracts in the country: the presidential library that will bear Barack Obama's name.