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  • For the Obama library, why not UIC ?

    For the Obama library, why not UIC ?
    If I were one of the people involved in the University of Illinois at Chicago's bid for Barack Obama's presidential library and museum, I'd be feeling pretty good about my chances right now.  The University of Chicago looked like it had the inside...
  • Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.

    Obama library plan is a reminder of bad blood between community, U. of C.
    While many South Side residents share the hope that the library honoring the first African-American president will be built in the community where President Barack Obama rose to prominence, some are suspicious of the University of Chicago's motives for...
  • Obama library does not belong on park land

    Jackson Park recently enjoyed a variety of restorations. I walk through Jackson Park daily, enjoying heightened awareness of the season. The span of black trees and glistening snow is so beautiful. All this should not be altered. It is not a formal...
  • U. of C. should buy Obama library land

    What’s one of the biggest problems in the area bounding Washington Park or Jackson Park? Depopulation. If the University of Chicago wants the Barack Obama presidential library, why doesn’t it buy the land? The neighborhoods around the...
  • Advocating for an Obama trauma center instead of Obama library

    Regarding the discussion of the Obama Library taking up park space on the South Side — how about an Obama Trauma Center instead? It is both practical and pays tribute to the man whose political career began in our city. Our youth are dying. They...
  • Use closed building, not park land for Obama library

    Perhaps putting the Obama Presidential Library on the sight of the closed Cook County Hospital building should be considered.  The hospital is currently closed, deteriorating, expensive to maintain and provides no useful service. It is also centrally...
  • Lincoln selfie contest seeks photos of the people, by the people

    Lincoln selfie contest seeks photos of the people, by the people
    Abraham Lincoln was one of the most photographed public figures of his time, patiently sitting for portraits and understanding of the need to get his image out to the people. Now, 150 years after his death, he's doing it again by way of selfies....
  • Check It Out: Prepare yourself for 2015's movies

    The holidays announced the arrival to the big screen of two longtime chart-topping books, "American Sniper" and "Unbroken." This appears destined to be a year of dozens of popular book adaptations. Before watching the films, check out the books they...
  • Leesburg expo will showcase variety of low-vision vendors

    New Vision for Independence Inc., a nonprofit that provides assistance and training for blind and visually impaired individuals in Lake and Sumter counties, will have its fifth annual Low-Vision Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 in the Magnolia Room at...
  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    March 3: David Axelrod will discuss his memoir, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page. 7 p.m., Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave., $20. Printers Row members receive priority seating at the above...
  • Costa Mesa library project clears early hurdle

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved a design contract Tuesday night that will help convert the Neighborhood Community Center into a large central library. The $125,125 contract with Culver City-based Johnson Favaro, which has been lauded...