Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library.

That's according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision who requested anonymity because Obama's decision hasn't been announced.

The University of Chicago, where Obama once taught law, will develop the library along with the Barack Obama Foundation. The nonprofit screened about a dozen proposals before recommending a winner from the final four, which also included the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Obama and his foundation are expected to officially announce the winner within the next few weeks.

The University of Hawaii and Columbia University were the other two schools on the short list. Both are expected to be involved in supplementary programming surrounding the president's legacy.

The exact location of the library in Chicago has not been announced.  We're expected to hear more in the next few weeks.

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  • Mark A. Studney

    I think the Presidential Library is granted to the Jackson Park location. The Lagoon at The Museum of Science and Industry is currently in progress of a major landscape overhaul. Check out the two mile chain-link fence boundary installation. Since 1893…this real state has been Doorment.

  • Al

    “President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago” Wrong! Let’s see his birth certificate then. Chicago already has a library, It’s called The Harold Washington Library. So now, we have to ruin our parks, to glorify a worthless, so-called, full time, liar. The only “legacy” he will leave, is that of being a failure.

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