A fortnight after the Chicago Sun-Times and pretty much every other media outlet in the city broke the news that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, the Barack Obama Foundation made it official.
It happened with an e-mail sent out at 6:00am this morning, penned by former White House advisor David Axelrod. In it he briefly describes the rationale:
Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world. It is complex, dynamic, storied, and full of potential—a perfect place for the movement we’ve built together over the past eight years to begin its next chapter.
Of course, Chicago holds a very special place in the hearts of the President and First Lady. It was their home before the White House, where they began their family and their careers.
Naturally, there’s a slick video to go with the announcement, which you can watch above. If you’d like to watch the actual official announcement being made, complete with an appearance by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, then it’s the video below that you want.