Activists demand more affordable housing near Obama Presidential Center

The Obama CBA Coalition called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to follow through with the "Woodlawn Housing Preservation" ordinance and designate 52 city owned vacant lots near the Presidential Center for affordable housing. Their request includes all the city-owned vacant lots on 63rd Street, east of Cottage Grove Avenue.

Obamas break ground on Chicago Presidential Center

After five years of legal battles, gentrification concerns and a federal review, Barack and Michelle Obama dug shovels into the ground Tuesday during a celebratory groundbreaking on their legacy project in a lakefront Chicago park.