Why Obama Picked Chicago For His Presidential Library
It's not a huge surprise Chicago was chosen as the site of Obama's presidential library, but there may be more to the decision than meets the eye.By Christine Slusser | May 12, 2015
"With a library and a foundation on the south side of Chicago, not only will we be able to encourage and affect change locally, but what we can also do is to attract the world to Chicago," President Obama said.
The University of Chicago bid for the city to be home to the Barack Obama presidential library and won. It's not a huge surprise, seeing as the Windy City is where Obama worked as a community organizer in the '80s before returning to teach constitutional law in the early '90s.
But what is slightly surprising is Chi-Town beat out Hawaii, Obama's birthplace and where he spent his childhood.