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Chicago betting on Obama center to bring hope to South Side

Chicago’s South Side, an area with a reputation for rampant gun violence, decaying neighborhoods, and high unemployment, will soon get a $500 million shot in the arm in the form of the Obama Presidential Center. The new center in Jackson Park is being described as a “monument to the future.” The 500-acre Jackson Park is […]

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Obama’s last goodbye: Yes, we did, and yes, we still can

So President Obama has given his last speech to the nation. And he’s left a hole in my heart. We were lucky enough to get tickets to attend his farewell address. We were among those standing in line for hours to get into the huge convention center hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place where Obama would […]

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