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    The University of Illinois-Chicago on Monday named a third proposed site on the city's West Side for President Barack Obama's presidential library. Susan Carlson reports.

    The University of Illinois-Chicago has announced a third potential site for its bid for the Obama Presidential Library.

    UIC and THE North Lawndale neighborhood pitched a 23-acre vacant lot at Roosevelt Road and Kostner Avenue on Chicago's West Side. The other two proposed sites are closer to the school's campus.

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    "I believe Chicago is the right place for President Obama to have a presidential library," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.

    UIC is one of five Chicago entities hoping to become the library's future host. Other bids include three proposed sites from the University of Chicago and a site at 95th Street and King Drive from Chicago State University.

    Today is the deadline to submit location proposals to the Obama Presidential Foundation.

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    Residents in an area vying for the Obama Presidential Library say they believe the area has a more important need that should be addressed first. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern reports.

    The Bronzeville neighborhood and a retail and residential development near Lake Michigan are also hoping to become the library's home.

    New York City and Hawaii are also bidding to host the library.

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    The battle is on to choose that site for President Obama's library. Both Chicago and Hawaii are vying to be part of the president's legacy.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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