From The Chicago Sun-Times: The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, enjoying a surge in popularity, wants to demolish the old Doctors Hospital in the Hyde Park neighborhood to accommodate expansion. The school, where Barack Obama's children attended before he was elected president, would build an Early Childhood Center to serve preschoolers and students through the second grade. Children of those ages now are housed in several buildings. The school wants to expand enrollment across all grades, nursery through 12th grade, to 2,050 students from the current 1,780. The architects are Valerio Dewalt Train Associates and FGM Architects.