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Obama library could boost Southland tourism

The future presence of Barack Obama’s presidential library on Chicago’s South Side is expected to boost tourism even in the suburbs, officials said.

The library is to be built at either Washington Park or Jackson Park, the Barack Obama Foundation announced Tuesday.

It isn’t expected to be finished until 2020 or 2021, a foundation official said, but the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau already is looking forward to it…Please click here to read Wendell Hudson’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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