Seems that even in Chicago Obama's name is mud.

Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

“Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for other possible names for this future school,” Emanuel said in a statement.

As Obama’s former chief of staff, Emanuel was eager to honor the president and remind Chicagoans of the connection between the two. Pulling Obama’s name because of a backlash is yet another case of the mayor attempting to bestow an honorary designation only to have to rescind it in the face of unanticipated criticism from the African-American community.