May 12, 2015, 10:55am CDT
January 27, 2020
What’s going on with the Obama Center? Here’s where the $500M project stands.
The feds found that the center will adversely affect Chicago’s parks and boulevards. This is what comes next.
January 3, 2020
13 megadevelopments that will transform Chicago
A guide to the massive projects that could change the entire city.
October 28, 2019
New Obama Center renderings show tweaks to museum tower, landscaping
The design of the controversial Jackson Park campus continues to evolve.
July 30, 2019
Obama Center construction in Jackson Park will have ‘adverse effects,’ report says
What the federal findings mean for the project
June 11, 2019
Judge dismisses lawsuit blocking Obama Center construction in Jackson Park
The ruling represents a significant victory for the $500 million project.
June 4, 2019
Obama Center public library gets $5M MacArthur Foundation boost
The grant is positive news for the controversial South Side project.
February 19, 2019
Judge upholds lawsuit challenging Obama Center
The ruling could spell trouble for the $500 million South Side development.
October 25, 2018
Lawsuit against Obama Center moves forward
A judge will announce a trial date by the end of the year.
October 22, 2018
Alternative Obama Center designs revealed ahead of court hearing
The University of Chicago released confidential renderings from Studio Gang, Adjaye Associates, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
September 20, 2018
City offers Obama Center 99-year, $10 deal for Jackson Park site
The ordinance was introduced at City Council
May 18, 2018
Obama Center approved at heated Plan Commission meeting
The action-packed hearing featured dueling protests and seven hours of public testimony.
May 15, 2018
Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center faces federal lawsuit
The legal challenge comes as the project readies for a key Chicago Plan Commission vote.
May 3, 2018
Obama Presidential Center poised for May Plan Commission vote
The South Side project’s organizers are ready to formalize their plan with the City of Chicago.
February 28, 2018
Obama asks for trust at community meeting on Presidential Center
The center sends the message to young people on the South Side that "you count, you matter," Obama said
February 16, 2018
Park District advances plan to close roads near Obama Presidential Center
A proposed land transfer would realign numerous roads in and around Chicago’s Jackson Park.
January 10, 2018
Obama Presidential Center returns with new, taller design
Other changes to the project include tweaks to better fit in with its Jackson Park surroundings.
January 9, 2018
Obama Center scraps above-ground parking garage after neighborhood opposition
The historic Midway Plaisance will remain untouched for now
December 27, 2017
Obama Library parking plan draws criticism after design changes
Some questioned whether a parking garage would even be relevant in the near future
November 28, 2017
Federal review of Obama Library plan will consider impact on Jackson Park
A host of proposed changes to the historic park will give federal officials a vital say in the project’s viability.
November 6, 2017
Few details emerge on evolving design of Obama Library
Despite many community meetings, much remains unknown about the upcoming Jackson Park complex
October 9, 2017
Jackson Park watchdog group stepping up its efforts
The group Jackson Park Watch is looking to expand its influence on planning for the Obama Presidential Center
September 7, 2017
Obama Foundation to host public meeting for Presidential Center plan
The Obama Foundation is seeking feedback from Chicago residents
August 23, 2017
Here’s the latest site plan for the Obama Presidential Center
The Obama Foundation has released new details regarding its plan for Jackson Park.
August 23, 2017
Obama Foundation will build its own parking garage for presidential center
The Obama Presidential Center will now occupy 35 acres of public parkland.
June 22, 2017
Jackson Park redevelopment would require more road closures
The Obama Presidential Center and overhauled Jackson Park Golf Course will see major changes made to traffic patterns.