UIC, West Side community group to propose 3rd site for Obama library

UIC media contact: Bill Burton

(312) 965-0377 (cell)
(312) 996-2269 (office)

Community spokesman: Marcus Betts
(312) 672-9926


Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares of the University of Illinois at Chicago will join community representatives to announce a West Side site added to UIC’s bid for the Obama Presidential Library.


Monday, June 16
9 a.m.


Learn Charter School
1132 S. Homan Ave.
1st floor (Parking available in lot directly east)


Allen-Meares will comment on UIC’s bid for the library and introduce community partners on the proposal’s new third site. Invited guests include Gov. Pat Quinn; Congressman Danny K. Davis; State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt, State Rep. Arthur L. Turner Jr., Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele; Michael Pagano, dean, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs; Dr. Robert Winn, UI Health associate vice president for community-based practice; community stakeholders; and students from Learn Charter School.

UIC will submit its response to the Barack Obama Foundation’s request for qualifications on Monday — in Chicago, and in Washington by a group of traveling UIC students.

UIC’s complete submission will be on a public website by the end of the day Monday.


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