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Former President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address to the nation from Chicago’s McCormick Place on Jan. 10, 2017.

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak Monday in Chicago as part of his goal to “encourage and support the next generation of leaders,” according to his press office.

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A coalition of community organizers are trying to get the Obama Foundation, the city, and the University of Chicago to commit to creating jobs and not displacing area residents.

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The University of Chicago (Credit: Tom Rossiter)

The Obama Foundation announced Tuesday three Chicago-based firms will lead the project management team for the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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Hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama released a video outlining their plans for the future Obama Presidential Center.

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Jose López, left, and Oscar López Rivera (Courtesy of Jose López)

Some say he was railroaded. Others call him a terrorist. Meet the brother of a former Chicagoan whose sentence was commuted this week by President Barack Obama.

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Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, Malia Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama wave to the crowd at the end of the president's farewell address. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Thousands of spectators gathered at McCormick Place to watch President Barack Obama conclude his two-term presidency in the city where his political life began 20 years ago.

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Political speechwriter Jason DeSanto joins us to discuss memorable farewell speeches from past presidents and what to expect from President Obama on Tuesday.

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A little more than eight years ago, Barack Obama gave his presidential acceptance speech in Grant Park. Tuesday, he’ll bookend his presidency with a much anticipated farewell address at McCormick Place.

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Chicago Tonight correspondent Carol Marin asks the president about his legacy, violence in Chicago and whether he would consider pardoning disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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The last surviving member of the Kennedy administration and former chairman of WTTW received the nation’s highest civilian honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

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It once seemed unthinkable: President Obama and President-elect Trump met at the White House for the first time Thursday. A closer look at the meeting, and what's ahead for Democrats and Republicans.

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Illinois students are outpacing the U.S. average, while Chicago Public Schools says its graduation rate is growing at three times the national rate.

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President Barack Obama comments on the TPP during a press conference at the White House with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Aug. 2, 2016. (CNN)

President Barack Obama reiterates his support for the Trans Pacific Partnership. But the trade deal has strong opposition. What's at the core of the agreement that could shape U.S. trade relations in the 21st century?

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President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on Wednesday afternoon—nine years to the day after he announced his run for the White House on the steps of the Old State Capitol. In a return to his old stomping grounds as a state senator, the president invoked many of the same themes from his 2007 speech.

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Without even mentioning the election, President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address last night included a number of critiques of the rhetoric from Republican candidates who are preparing for tomorrow's debate in South Carolina. Political communications expert Jason DeSanto discusses the president’s speech and upcoming debate.

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