Obama library land transfer on South Side OK'd by city council committee

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Mayor Emanuel gathers support for Obama Library

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago City Council is moving forward on plans to bring President Obama's library to Chicago's South Side.

A joint council committee voted to allow a transfer of 20 acres of land in either Washington Park or Jackson Park. The sites are part of a library proposal by the University of Chicago.

The full city council will vote on the land transfer on March 18.

It's one of three proposals up for consideration. A winner won't be announced until after Chicago's mayoral runoff.