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Robert Zimmer

Obama library to be in Chicago, but site yet to be decided

Obama library to be in Chicago, but site yet to be decided

In the end, it wasn't about a view of the Hudson River in New York or the promise of oceanfront property in Hawaii. For Barack and Michelle Obama, the decision of where to build his presidential library and museum was about returning to their roots — on the South Side of Chicago. In a video message played before the official announcement Tuesday at the Gary Comer Youth Center in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, the president talked about his familial ties to Chicago, about bringing his political career full circle and about giving back to the community that made him the man he is. "All the strands of my life came together and I really became a man when I moved to...

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