Obama’s Presidential Library Will Be in Chicago

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the 5th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, on 25 March 2015.
Barack Obama. Photo: Shawn Thew/epa/Corbis

After he received proposals from the University of Hawaii and Columbia University, sources tell the AP President Obama has picked the University of Chicago as the site of his presidential library and museum. The university suggested two spots near its South Side campus — Washington Park and Jackson Park — but we probably won’t know the library’s location until the official announcement is made in a few weeks. Mayor Bill de Blasio said we’d “work hard” to get Obama to choose New York, but hey — no hard feelings, Chicago. It looks like we’re going to get the Obamas full-time, so you’ll probably need that museum more than we will.