Chicago's Jackson Park will be the home of the Barack Obama presidential library, according to media reports.
An official announcement is reportedly expected in the "coming days."
Jackson Park is located on Chicago's South Side in the Woodlawn community. The Barack Obama Foundation had also been considering Washington Park as a potential location for the Obama Presidential Center.
News about the Jackson Park site surfaced as First Lady Michelle Obama is in Chicago for the remainder of the week. She currently has no public events scheduled.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL,2) released the following statement in response to the Obama library news:
I'm thrilled that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park as the site for the Presidential library and museum. The decision clearly demonstrates that the President has not forgotten his political roots on Chicago's South Side and that his passion for building strong communities will continue to play a central role after his presidency. The Obama Presidential Center, together with the Pullman National Monument, established by the President last year, will help transform the South Side and a significant portion of my congressional district. My thanks to the President and first lady for recognizing the enormous potential of the South Side and the many hardworking and talented residents who live there.