Why Obama's Library Could Be Good (And Bad) For Chicago's South Side
It's been announced the Obama Presidential Center will be located in Jackson Park, in the heart of South Side, Chicago.By Ryan Biek | July 31, 2016
The Obama Presidential Center has officially chosen its home: Jackson Park, in the heart of South Side, Chicago.
Much of the land Barack Obama's presidential library will occupy was once a part of the famous 1893 World's Fair.
In more recent history, though, the region has faced issues with both poverty and violence. Jackson Park has been called a "neighborhood in economic transition," and the Chicago Tribune described it as "somewhat safe, not safe."