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Obama designates Pullman as Chicago’s first national park


Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly

Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s office


President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago Thursday afternoon and headed to the Far South Side, where officially declared the far south side Pullman Historic District a national monument, making it Chicago’s first national park.

“Hello, Chicago! Also known as Chi-beria” Obama said as he took the stage, referring to the 1-degree temperatures measured at O’Hare as he had landed.

“It is good to be home. Even — even — in February,” Obama added. “It has always been a dream of mine to designate a national monument in sub-zero conditions…” Please click here to read Becky Schlikerman’s story in the Sun-Times. A related story is in the Tribune.

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