Media Coverage

February 22, 2015

Two Chicago universities, one private and one public, vie for Obama library

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February 22, 2015

Why universities get involved with presidential libraries

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January 28, 2015

U of I at Chicago: Community engagement, legacy make ideal site for Obama library

Read the Crain’s Chicago Business article

January 23, 2015

For the Obama library, why not UIC?

Read the Chicago Tribune article

January 16, 2015

North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama Library

Read the CBS Chicago article

January 2, 2015

Alternatives for Obama library offer test of ideals

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December 30, 2014

Emanuel administration races to save Obama library bid

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December 24, 2014

Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder songs used to enhance bids for Obama library

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December 11, 2014

Obama library semi-finalists submit final proposals

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It’s South Side Versus West Side In Chicago Bids For Obama Library And Museum

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University of Chicago and UIC Compete for Obama Presidential Library

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Chicago-area Universities Submit Bids for Obama Presidential Library 

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Deadline Day for Obama Library Bids

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Obama library bids submitted: UIC pitches two-site plan

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December 10, 2014

Will Rahm’s Offer Bring the Obama Library to the West Side?

Read the Curbed Chicago article 

Obama Library: Rahm Gives UIC a Boost in Bidding War

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December 9, 2014

Emanuel bolsters UIC’s bid for Obama library

Read the Crain’s Chicago Business article

Final Pitches for Obama Library Due Thursday

Read the WTTW Chicago Tonight article

October 24, 2014

UIC links to North Lawndale in Obama library bid

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September 16, 2014

Chicago Advances in the Race for the Presidential Library

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UIC selected as finalist for Obama library, museum

Read the UIC News Story

September 15, 2014

University of Illinois at Chicago named finalist for Obama Presidential Library

Read the UIC news release

2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

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Obama library shortlist down to Chicago, Hawaii and New York

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Four finalists picked for future Obama library

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Odds favor Chicago sites – U. of C. or UIC – in competition for Obama library

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July 7, 2014

A Presidential Contest … For Obama’s Library

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June 16, 2014

A dozen sites offered in bids on Obama presidential library

Read the Chicago Sun-Times Story

Chicago Contenders for Obama Library

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U of C, UIC push street cred in deadline bids for Obama library

Read the Crain’s Chicago Business Story

UIC offers third site for Obama presidential library

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UIC adds third site to pitch for Obama presidential library

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UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

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Local Bids in for OBAMA Library Home

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Obama Library: UIC Makes Bid for Near West Side, North Lawndale Locations

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U. of Illinois-Chicago names third possible Obama site

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UIC Names Third Proposed Site for Obama Library

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UIC to announce 3rd planned site for Obama Library

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Deadline is today for proposals for the Obama presidential library

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UIC announces 3rd site, submits bid for Obama Presidential Library

UIC has partnered with the North Lawndale Presidential Library Committee, a group of individual community stakeholders, to propose a 23-acre site in the neighborhood as it’s third site Read the UIC News story

June 15, 2014

UIC students in D.C. to present bid for Obama library, museum

A delegation of UIC students and administrators travelled to Washington, D.C., to present UIC’s bid to become the future home of the Obama Presidential Library and Museum. Read the UIC News Story

June 13, 2014

Groups put final touches on Obama library bids

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Chicago determined not to lose Obama library bid

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Chicago Seeks to Host Obama Presidential Library

UIC is one of several bidders seeking to host the Obama presidential library in the city of Chicago. View the Bloomberg TV video

June 11, 2014

Obama library: Bidders settle on sites

With views of the downtown skyline and access to public transportation and multiple expressways, UIC offers the most accessible site of the announced Chicago locations. Read the Chicago Tribune story

June 10, 2014

UIC narrows Obama library pitch to two sites

UIC announces two sites as potential locations for the Obama presidential library, one at Harrison and Halsted and one in the Illinois Medical District. Read the Crain’s Chicago Business story

March 20, 2014

UIC receives ‘request for qualifications’ to be site of Obama Library

Chancellor says institution’s public mission “parallels the Obama agenda of social justice” through its commitment to reducing health disparities, advancements in urban education and technology research, and Hull-House Museum. Read the UIC News story

November 26, 2013

UIC announces bid for Obama presidential library

As Chicago’s only public research university, and as a comprehensive health sciences center, ‘UIC is the ideal institution’ for the Obama presidential library and museum. Read the UIC News story