Two Chicago universities are moving into the next round of competition for the Barack Obama's Presidential Library and Museum.
The University of Chicago and UIC are among four semi-finalists. Columbia University in New York and the University of Hawaii are also in the running.
The competition is expected to heat up as the semi-finalists submit detailed proposals by mid-December.
The president and first lady will then determine two finalists with the winning bid expected to be named in early 2015.