- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 19, 2015

President Obama met with organizers of his presidential library foundation during a trip home to Chicago.

White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said Mr. Obama received an update on the site selection process from longtime friend Marty Nesbitt and others on the foundation team. A final decision on the site is expected next month.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to use parkland as a site for Mr. Obama’s presidential library received a boost last week with approval from the Chicago Park District. The plan for the library to be hosted by the University of Chicago depends on using land in either Jackson Park or Washington Park on the city’s south side.

The park district voted unanimously last week to transfer 20 acres in either park to the city for the library.

The University of Chicago is competing with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University in New York City, and the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to host the library.


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