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On Wednesday, former President Barack Obama announced plans for his presidential library and museum on Chicago’s South Side. The Obama Presidential Center will be constructed in the northwest corner of historic Jackson Park, with a campus of three architecturally striking buildings that Mr. Obama hopes will serve as a new hub for the area where he once worked as a community organizer for low-income residents before launching his political career.
The conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has announced plans to sue storied book publisher Simon & Schuster for $10 million, following the abrupt cancellation of the deal for his book, Dangerous.
A recent tally found that library cards were blocked for more than 225,000 young people in the city.
That means around one in five city children with library cards cannot use them.
The social cost has become too steep, says Anthony W. Marx, president of the New York Public Library, the largest system.
“We see the blockage of fines concentrated in the poorer neighborhoods where we want kids to be reading,” Mr. Marx said. “If fines are getting in the way, we need to find solutions.”