Obama Library Already Having an Economic Impact on South Side?
May15

Obama Library Already Having an Economic Impact on South Side?

It appears the Barack Obama Presidential Center is already having an economic impact on Chicago’s South Side.  Or at least on the neighboring University of Chicago. DNAInfo Chicago reports on a community meeting where plans were unveiled to build a new hotel to serve the academics, scholars, and others expected to visit the area specifically to do research at the presidential library.  It is being developed by New York’s...

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Video: First Designs of the Obama Presidential Library
May05

Video: First Designs of the Obama Presidential Library

The Obama Foundation has released a video and stills showing its latest vision for the Barack Obama Presidential Center. Taking a large chunk out of Jackson Park, the facility is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to Chicago’s South Side. According to the Foundation: The Center will be a place for doing. It will include classrooms, labs, and outdoor spaces, and it will conduct programs that provide...

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Fire-Damaged Church Will Be Saved, But There’s a Long Way to Go
Mar01

Fire-Damaged Church Will Be Saved, But There’s a Long Way to Go

Roman Catholics in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood have something to thank God for today — Their beloved Shrine of Christ the King has a future. The church complex was ravaged by fire in October of 2015, doing an estimated three million dollars in damage.  The destruction was so severe that it was believed the entire building would have to be torn down because what remains is unsafe. Now, all that has turned around.  At the time...

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Video Slice: Spring at Chicago’s Osaka Garden
Apr17

Video Slice: Spring at Chicago’s Osaka Garden

Spring has stubbornly refused to spring in Chicago.  But in some parts of the city, the flowers are pushing forth anyway. Here are some photos and a video we took at the Osaka Garden in Jackson Park last week.  Think warm thoughts!  ...

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