News

Quinn: Obama Library Belongs in Illinois

Quinn: Obama Library Belongs in Illinois

Now that bids are in for the Obama presidential library, Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping a site in Illinois gets picked.

Several Chicago sites are contending for the library, along with sites in New York and Hawaii.
Monday was the deadline for submitting initial proposals, and Quinn believes in the end, Obama will choose his home state and city, but he isn’t favoring any particular site.

“I’m neutral,” Quinn said. “I want to make sure it’s in Illinois. I don’t think it should be
anywhere else but our state.”

The Barack Obama Foundation is charge of weighing the submissions. It’s not clear whether it will announce any frontrunners, but a final decision on where the library will be built is expected next year.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

elvis

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

James Brown biopic revels in drama and dance moves

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

Chadwick Boseman nails Brown's singular mannerisms and raspy voice in the new biopic "Get On Up."

in Music

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.