February 10, 2015 – Chicago Tribune – Obama to declare Pullman district a national monument
President Barack Obama will travel to Chicago on Feb. 19 to designate the Pullman district on the Far South Side a national monument, a White House official said. Obama’s visit will come just five days before the mayoral election and the designation for Pullman figures to offer a boost to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the president’s former chief of staff, among South Side voters he has been wooing throughout his campaign. Emanuel and members of Congress from Illinois will be on hand for Obama’s visit, the White House official said. Members of Congress from Illinois had urged that Pullman be named a national historical park, citing the area’s history and architecture as well as the potential for tourism and economic development such a designation could generate. Read Full Article
Read more about ULI Chicago’s Pullman State Historic Site TAP conducted in October 2011 outlining recommendations for redevelopment of the historic site and the surrounding community.