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Bring it on home! Tell us why the Obama Presidential Library should be on the South Side of Chicago.

Why the South Side

The Obama Presidential Library would bring to the South Side

  • millions of dollars in investment
  • thousands of new local jobs
  • a place of information and inspiration
  • educational and cultural programming opportunities
  • parkland, public transportation, and cultural amenities improvements
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The Library belongs on the South Side because

  • this is where President Obama began his family, career, and community outreach
  • it is a culturally vibrant and historically significant community
  • collaborators are eager to partner with the Library
  • it would be the first truly urban Presidential Library
  • it would be accessible to millions of visitors per year
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