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why burn nnnnn it's official chicago winning the bid to host president obama's library beating out new york city and hawaii the president's foundation made the announcement in a video tuesday morning saying the library would be built in one of chicago's parks on the south side where obama began his political career chicago mayor rahm emmanuel obama's former chief of staff followed up with the news conference , when we break ground on the president's library , will be a groundbreaking moment for the city of chicago , and all the residents of the south side , reuters correspondent mary vishnevski attended the press event the worst kept secret in the city was so formally announced a residents have been tremendously supportive of this effort there's been a lot of excitement about the library coming it's hope that it will bring some economic development to , city but not everyone is as supportive of the investment which comes at a time when chicago's finances are at their most troubled as one reporter from the chicago sun times pointed out , tax the chicago sun times newspaper of everybody buys it we have all the fun for , he sniffs he says the money issue hasn't been the only snag , there was some home protester about it purse from park advocates who didn't want to live pretty built on park land but the city council and the state legislature took moves to make that possible the library and museum are expected to be open to visitors by two thousand twenty or twenty twenty one , vishnevski says the exact location will be determined in the next six to nine months that's where my children were born