Oh, thank heavens. Our long, national nightmare has finally come to an end.
In a move that surprised literally no one - except those of us who live here and thought that our President, warrior of the downtrodden minority communities, would rather the money go to building a much-needed trauma center on the city's South Side rather than a vanity project of a tourist attraction - Chicago has won the right to build the Obama Presidential Library, a project of the Barack Obama Foundation, which launched yetsterday with the comforting tagline, "his Presidency was just the beginning."
President Barack Obama's presidential library will be located in Chicago, the Barack Obama Foundation officially announced Tuesday.
The University of Chicago beat out its competitors, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii, which also touted their ties to Obama and vied for the opportunity to host his presidential center.