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2 plans to name Illinois highways for Obama in the works
Feb 23, 2017 12:56 PM
Democratic lawmakers from Chicago want portions of Illinois highways named for former President Barack Obama.
Constable: Unlike namesakes, presidential cookies always 'nut-free'
Jan 26, 2017 5:15 AM
It's not easy to memorize all 45 U.S. presidents. But an educational cookie gives you the chance to eat them all.
History, humor unite as Obama honors Chicago Cubs
By Bruce Miles
Jan 16, 2017 10:11 PM
History and good humor were the orders of the day Monday as the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visited the White House to meet with President Obama and exchange gifts.
Constable: Obama's grace more than skin deep
By Burt Constable
Jan 10, 2017 5:44 AM
One of the most impressive things Americans will miss about President Obama is his skin -- not his skin's color, but just how thick it is.
Cubs will visit White House on Monday
Daily Herald news services
Jan 10, 2017 10:12 PM
The World Series champion Chicago Cubs will make a celebratory visit to the White House before president Barack Obama leaves office.
How the U.S. job market has evolved over Obama's 8 years
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
Jan 8, 2017 7:15 AM
When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession, the economy was hemorrhaging jobs. Employers were panicking in the face of plummeting demand and a financial crisis that had frozen credit. Eight years later, the job market is in infinitely better shape.
What Obama wants to get done in final weeks of presidency
By Josh Lederman
Jan 2, 2017 12:27 PM
Presdient Obama returned to Washington midday Monday from Hawaii with less than three weeks left. His final days will largely be consumed by a bid to protect his endangered health care law, a major farewell speech and the ongoing handover of power to Donald Trump.
'Excellent' first meeting for Obama, Trump
By Julie Pace
Nov 10, 2016 2:30 PM
In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting "excellent," and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president's "counsel."
Obama heads to Chicago to raise money for Democrats
By Kevin Freking
Oct 7, 2016 10:47 AM
Aiming to help Democrats in November, President Barack Obama is returning Friday to his hometown of Chicago to raise money for Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth.
Obama headlining fundraiser for Duckworth
Sep 28, 2016 9:11 PM
President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Oct. 9 to headline a fundraiser to benefit Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, who is running against Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park.
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