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Chicago State wants Obama presidential library

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:00 p.m. HST, May 29, 2013

CHICAGO >> A public university on Chicago's South Side is vying to become the home of President Barack Obama's presidential library after he leaves office.

Chicago State University officials and Alderman Anthony Beale are forming an exploratory committee to urge Obama to consider a South Side site. The committee will consider the university's campus and locations such as the historic Pullman community.

Former Illinois Sen. Emil Jones Jr. is chairing the panel. Chicago State President Wayne Watson says the president's personal connection to the area gives the school an advantage. Obama started his political career on the city's South Side.

Others competing for the library include the University of Chicago and the University of Hawaii. A group from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood is promoting the lakefront site of a closed hospital.

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64hoo wrote:
good, go have your obama library in Chicago don't want that communist library in Hawaii.
on May 29,2013 | 05:49PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
As long as Indonesia is OK with this, go ahead and put it in Chicago.
on May 29,2013 | 07:12PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
No way in Chicago. It belongs in Hawaii. Born local boy, President of the USA, the Aloha spirit got him elected.
on May 29,2013 | 09:31PM
Thegame wrote:
on May 29,2013 | 09:59PM
DAGR81 wrote:
"Local Boy" is a state of mind...he is not a local boy
on May 30,2013 | 06:08AM
serious wrote:
He sure knows how to spend money. Today he's in Chicago for two fundraisers--cost of AF One, $180,000 an hour, while Michelle is at the Cape--fundraising, and Uncle Joe Biden is on a 7 day trip to Rio. And we didn't have enough fuel money for the Memorial Day flyover at the Punchbowl---what a guy!!!!!
on May 30,2013 | 07:04AM
peanutgallery wrote:
There you go again NB. Drunk on Kol-Aid, and it isn't even 9:35am. Find a meeting. Hook-up with OD, you can sponsor each other.
on May 30,2013 | 09:28AM
samidunn wrote:
Can you prove he was born in Hawaii, because he can't.
on May 30,2013 | 11:49AM
Mythman wrote:
Maybe someone can confirm this: the word out in Washington about the library is that a certain alii trust is offering to put up close to a billion dollars for a presidential library on Oahu if the President makes the trust the leader of the new Hawaiian Nation?
on May 30,2013 | 02:21AM
LanaUlulani wrote:
This is great news. Chicago is Obama's hometown. Not Hawai'i!
on May 30,2013 | 03:05AM
sandi2000 wrote:
Obama is an embarrassment to the state of Hawaii. His policies are more in line with Chicago politics, home of the notorious Mafia.
on May 30,2013 | 05:03AM
serious wrote:
Yes, as ABC says, he's avoiding the White House as much as possible due the three scandals. In Chicago he's fit right in with the other politicians.
on May 30,2013 | 06:29AM
pcman wrote:
I have never seen or hear him say Hawaii is home to him. Has he paid Hawaii State taxes, voted here AND own property here? If yes to all in Hawaii then he is local. If yes to all in Chicago. then he is lot local.
on May 30,2013 | 07:41AM
john_zee wrote:
Chicago State? seriously?
on May 30,2013 | 08:51AM
serious wrote:
Yes, it's Chicago State University on south King street. If the library were to be built there better wear a flack jacket--that's a war zone.
on May 30,2013 | 10:20AM
sarahm808 wrote:
The Obama Library belongs in Chicago. When we consider the number of people that would have access to the facility, it's best to locate it where many Americans can easily get to it for little or no cost... e.g., train, subway, bus, automobile, and walking. Hawaii is a tourist destination, often a "dream vacation spot". This means that everyday, ordinary Americans will not have access to the library unless they can afford to come to Hawaii. Chicago is accessible to more Americans. If Hawaii truly desires to host the library, the most we deserve to have is a small branch located at the Punahou School. His Punahou classmates and other alumni can manage the small branch (volunteers) and open it to the public during the Punahou Carnival...
on May 30,2013 | 09:16AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Chicago deserves Obama. He fits right in with the rest of the crooks.
on May 30,2013 | 09:29AM
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