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  • Memo to Obama: Take care in selecting design team for your library

    Dear President and Mrs. Obama: With the Barack Obama Foundation getting ready to announce Tuesday that the Obama presidential library and museum will be built in Chicago, you've got a big decision to make: Who's going to design this building, which will...
  • Obama library to call South Side home, but will the Obamas?

    Obama library to call South Side home, but will the Obamas?
    Lovely video of the Obamas rhapsodizing about Chicago's South Side, future home to Obama Foundation and Obama Presidential Library. Any more praise and you might get the idea they planned to live here again. The Obamas were so effusive in saying this...
  • Obama library will be prime architectural commission

     Obama library will be prime architectural commission
    It's destined to be Chicago's architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation's first African-American president. Which begs the question: Who will design it? In the run-up to next...
  • Florida House, slimy lake and Obama's library: Rant

    Florida House, slimy lake and Obama's library: Rant
    To the Republicans in Tallahassee and Washington: Keep stomping on and taking away women's rights, and come 2016, you're going to be the big losers. With politicians entering the race for president, we need a national resign-to-run law. The...
  • Paul Sassone: Contemplating age for Celebrate Seniors Week

    You're going to spend a hefty chunk of your life being old. Americans can expect to live to age 78, give or take. When does old age — or the golden years, or senior citizen years, if you prefer — begin? I'd say at age 50, and for two reasons:...
  • Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library

    Park District ready to give control of land to city for Obama library
    During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
  • Bring on the Obama Presidential Temple!

     Bring on the Obama Presidential Temple!
    I'm changing my mind on the Obama presidential library. Once I was opposed, thinking the last thing Chicago needed was a multimillion-dollar Temple of Presidential Lies on parkland. But I've since "evolved" after having my brain hit by wave after wave...
  • Build the Obama Library in Washington Park

    Build the Obama Library in Washington Park
    President Barack Obama's library is going to Jackson Park, home to the Museum of Science and Industry, or Washington Park, on the west side of the University of Chicago. The library and museum should go to Washington Park for one reason: Easy access...
  • Annapolis Library to expand in place

    Annapolis Library to expand in place
    Anne Arundel County officials have approved plans to double the size of the Annapolis Library and — here is the best part — keep it right where it is. In my neighborhood. The library where I took my children for story time will also be the...
  • Get Ready To Brake For Tag Sales

    Get Ready To Brake For Tag Sales
    If you brake for tag sales, you'll be doing a lot of stop-and-go driving this weekend. >>Coventry will have a townwide tag sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Check with the department of parks and recreation for a list of locations for the sale....
  • Two years, and mayor hasn't named library trustee

    Two years, and mayor hasn't named library trustee
    For two years, members of the Blue Island Public Library board have been waiting for Mayor Domingo Vargas to fill vacancies, but he has repeatedly ignored their pleas to act. Of the nine positions on the library board, one seat has been vacant for two...