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Presidential Library

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!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Lo matan afuera de una iglesia

La Policía investiga el asesinato de un hombre afuera de una iglesia en la cuadra 4100 W. 16th St., al suroeste de Chicago. MICHAEL TERCHA/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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1 dead, several injured on South, West sides

Outside of the church, a 28-year-old man lay critically injured on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of West 16th Street on the West Side, one of at least three victims of shootings and a stabbing on the South and West sides of the city. The man later died, according to police.

...with a gunshot wound, Estrada said. The man told officials that he was on the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood when he was shot in the left hand, Estrada said. The...

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He was identified as Charles Labon, of the 1900 block of South St. Louis Avenue, according to the medical examiner.

...Care Center, Estrada said. The shooting happened at 11:35 a.m. Sunday on the 6900 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Estrada...

At 2:06 p.m. a 20-year-old man was stabbed on the 7800 block of South Racine Avenue in what police believe may be a domestic-related incident, police said. The man told...

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Police: Man Fatally Shot In North Lawndale

The 28-year-old was walking in the 4100 block of West 16th when a gray minivan pulled up, and someone inside started shooting, police said.

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1 dead, several injured on South, West sides

Outside of the church, a 28-year-old man lay critically injured on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of West 16th Street on the West Side, one of at least three victims of shootings and a stabbing on the South and West sides of the city. The man later died, according to police.

...with a gunshot wound, Estrada said. The man told officials that he was on the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood when he was shot in the left hand, Estrada said. The...

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...Care Center, Estrada said. The shooting happened at 11:35 a.m. Sunday on the 6900 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Estrada...

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Man critically wounded in North Lawndale shooting

...North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The 28-year-old was walking in the 4100 block of West 16th when a gray minivan pulled up, and someone inside started shooting, police said. He was...

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Shootings leave several injured on South, West Sides

The man told officials that he was on the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side when he was shot in the left hand, Estrada said. The man was in good condition, police said.

The most serious shooting happened at 1:50 p.m. on the 4100 block of West 16th Street in Lawndale, Estrada said.

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This first shooting happened at 11:35 a.m. Sunday on the 6900 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

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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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Charles Hughes has best chance to defeat Alderman zalewski

Zalewski poll number below Charles Hughes if election held today! FOR CHICAGO 23 WARD -ALDERMAN RACE FOR FEB 24 2015

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Sweet Home Chicago celebrates first apartments ready for lease to low-income households

Housing developer Pangea completed its rehab of the 26-unit building at 18th Street and South Komensky, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in mid-September. For a $650,000 TIF grant, half...

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Also in the Ogden/Pulaski district, a 9-unit apartment building at 16th Street and South Sawyer Avenue will be completed this fall.

Three other TIF districts have $1 million designated for the rehab program: Humboldt Park, Chicago/ Central Park, and Division and Homan. Projects in these districts will be awarded by the Community Investment Corporation.

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