|University of Chicago|
President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House.The crime-ridden Roseland neighborhood would have been a more appropriate choice. The far-South Side neighborhood is where Obama was a community organizer in the mid-1980s. It's still one of the most violent parts of Chicago.
Obama's library will be built on Chicago's South Side, where the University of Chicago has proposed two potential sites not far from the Obama family's home. It was unclear which of the two sites had been selected, but officials were expected to make an announcement within weeks.