Barack Obama Lt. Gov. Stratton Rallies McLean County Democrats For 2020 By Eric Stock • Sep 5, 2019 Eric Stock / WGLT Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton rallied McLean County Democrats at the inaugural Obama Legacy Dinner in Normal on Wednesday night. What Happens When You Lose An Election? By Mary Cullen • Nov 9, 2018 Eric Stock / WGLT After every election, the focus is on the winners, their thoughts about the campaign and goals for the office. But every election also has candidates who lose, despite fighting just as hard as those who won. Rep. Davis To Join Obama For University Of Illinois Visit By Ryan Denham • Sep 6, 2018 @RodneyDavis / Twitter About a month after appearing with Donald Trump in southern Illinois, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will attend former President Barack Obama's Friday visit to Urbana-Champaign. Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center Delayed Until 2019 By AP • Jul 30, 2018 Nam Y. Huh / AP Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process. Part of Interstate 55 Renamed Obama Expressway By Brian Mackey • Jul 10, 2017 Achmad Ibrahim / The Associated Press The Illinois General Assembly is honoring former President Barack Obama by naming part of a major highway after him.