Thursday, April 30, 2015

Obama library to be in Chicago

University of Chicago
Although I am not often in the Hyde Park area of Chicago's South Side, I still wish the Obama presidential library would have ended up a time zone or more away from me. I've been tired of hearing about the so-called greatness of the great man since 2003.

From AP:
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.

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.
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.

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