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    Obama Foundation Summit Gets Underway

    Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are in Chicago for the third annual Obama Foundation Summit, and the couple made it clear why Jackson Park is the preferred site for the Obama Presidential Center. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the story. 

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019)

    Note: The Obamas' speeches can be viewed live in the video player above beginning at around 9:45 a.m. CST. 

    Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are back in Chicago Tuesday to speak at summit for their foundation. 

    The two-day Obama Foundation summit, which includes young leaders from around the world, kicked off Monday.

    Michelle Obama and her brother Craig Robinson spoke Tuesday morning about "how their upbringing in Chicago and the values their parents instilled in them have grounded their perspectives on leadership and community," according to the foundation's schedule of events. 

    Obamas Speak at Foundation Summit in Chicago

    [CHI] Obamas Speak at Foundation Summit in Chicago

    The former president and first lady have returned to Chicago for the Obama Foundation Summit. The event will feature high-profile community leaders and celebrities. Sandra Torres reports. 

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019)

    Barack Obama was scheduled to speak in a later session entitled "What Can I Do Where I Am?" in which he will be interviewed by actress Yara Shahidi about "how young people around the world can bring about positive change in their communities," the foundation said.

    The Obamas' hometown visit comes one day after President Donald Trump visited Chicago to speak at the International Association of Police Chiefs conference, and attend a fundraiser at the Trump Tower. 

    The Obama Foundation released new renderings of the Presidential Center on Monday, detailing different parts of the campus including a public library, plaza and playground. 

    Barack, Michelle Obama to Speak in Chicago

    [CHI] Barack, Michelle Obama to Speak in Chicago

     Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are back in Chicago Tuesday to speak at summit for their foundation. Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019)

    The $500 million center is planned along the lakefront of Chicago's South Side, near the area where Michelle Obama grew up and Barack Obama began his political career. 

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