HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Some of the White House materials bound for President Barack Obama's presidential library in Chicago will start making their way from Washington, D.C., to Illinois this week.
The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2exZc6n ) reports that beginning Wednesday, commercial trucks will carry documents, artifacts and gifts accumulated over Obama's tenure to a temporary storage facility in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Air Force Lt. Col. Vianesa Vargas says over two dozen troops in Washington, D.C., will take materials now stored at the National Archives and Records Administration and load them onto semitrailers for the 700-mile trip.
She says about 40 sailors from Naval Station Great Lakes will unload the material in Hoffman Estates.
Vargas says the trucks are expected to make 24 trips between now and February.
Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com