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Race for Obama library gets serious

By Paul Merrion March 05, 2014

The bidding war for President Barack Obama's presidential library is expected to formally get underway next week.

Chicago, where the president spent his early career, is vying to put it somewhere on the South Side. New York, where he went to college, and his birthplace of Hawaii are also contenders. Like other presidential libraries, it's expected to be a big draw for tourists and create other economic spinoffs.

House Speaker Michael Madigan underscored Chicago's thirst for the project with a bill introduced yesterday that would steer $100 million in capital development funds............
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Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
By Ray Long and Maura Zurick

Tribune reporters
8:08 p.m. CST, March 4, 2014

........The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis in introducing legislation to make the construction money available as the sweepstakes to secure the Obama library shifts into a higher gear.......
U. of C. declines to push specific site for Obama library

President should pick Chicago location, university official says
By Dahleen Glanton and Jodi S. Cohen, Tribune reporters

9:59 p.m. CST, March 6, 2014

The University of Chicago has been working behind the scenes to get competing factions to collaborate on a unified bid to build the Obama presidential library in Chicago, but U. of C. officials said Thursday that they won't select a neighborhood for the library — the president and first lady will.............

Foundation taking bids for Obama library
By Dahleen Glanton and Melissa Harris

Tribune reporters

8:35 p.m. CST, January 31, 2014

........Shortly after the foundation was announced, the U. of C. issued a statement confirming its intention to bid for the library and build it at a location off campus. The site has yet to be determined, but a source familiar with the plans said the Washington Park neighborhood is under consideration.........

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