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, Viral Videos

WATCH: Ice Cube teaches Elmo a new word

Fresh
11-overlay2

There was a time when parents would have freaked out to hear their kids were learning words from Ice Cube.

in Music

Meghan Trainor has beat Michael Jackson

Fresh
trainor

The "All About That Bass" singer is the first Epic Records artist to score eight weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Daniel Radcliffe ‘raps’ the alphabet

Fresh
17-overlay3

The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.