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What is this site?  The Obama Watch web pages are intended to increase the public awareness and
accountability of our newly elected U.S. Senator's actions.  Our intent is to present largely factual material which addresses primarily the issues and questions which we, as progressives, find most interesting.

Who are we?   Logan Square Neighbors for Justice and Peace is a volunteer membership organization that addresses  progressive political  issues in our community by a variety of means.  For more information visit our home page.

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Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle
2 Children: Malia, Sasha.
Birth date: 08/04/1961
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ

JD, Harvard Law School, 1991
BA, Columbia University, 1983.

Professional Experience:

Political Experience:
Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present
Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004.

Center for Neighborhood and Technology
Chicago Anneberg Challenge
Cook County Bar
Cook County Bar Association Community Law Project
Board Member, Joyce Foundation
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Leadership for Quality Education
Member, Trinity United Church of Christ
Board Member, Woods Fund of Chicago


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Slide Show: The Long Road

A portfolio of photographs by Samantha Appleton from Barack Obama’s campaign trail.