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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

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In another attack early Monday on the Far South Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of West 118th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. It happened about 3:45 a.m.

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October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
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The woman’s name has not been made public yet but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:26 p.m. after being battered in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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In a separate attack, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg at 6:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Dante Avenue, in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood police said.

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Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

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About 8 p.m. in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt Road, at the north end of Douglas Park, a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the back, Lemmon said. The man was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, she said.

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