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Jackson Park

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.
Next City
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.
The Chicago Tribune
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.
CityLab
August 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Hyde Park resident launches signature campaign to rebuild the CTA's demolished Green Line to connect downtown Chicago with the future site of President Obama's Library.
Streetsblog Chicago
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.
Chi.Streetsblog
Blog post
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?
Mark Hough
April 25, 2013, 7am PDT
On Chicago's South Side, Jackson Park once inspired million of visitors to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, including a young Frank Lloyd Wright. After years of neglect, Robert Karr Jr. wants to revitalize the park along a Japanese theme.
Crain's Chicago Business