In blow to Obama Presidential Center backers, judge allows lawsuit challenging Chicago's Jackson Park location to proceed

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In blow to Obama Presidential Center backers, judge allows lawsuit challenging Chicago's Jackson Park location to proceed

In blow to Obama Presidential Center backers, judge allows lawsuit challenging Chicago's Jackson Park location to proceed
Feb 19, 2019
Chicago Tribune

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, which backed the Protect Our Parks suit, said Obama Center planners “created this controversy by insisting on the confiscation of public parkland.

“The Obama Foundation could make this issue go away by using vacant and/or city-owned land on the South Side for the Obama Presidential Center (which is planned to be a private facility rather than a presidential library administered by the National Archives), or, better still, land owned by the University of Chicago, which submitted the winning bid to host the Center,” continued the statement from foundation president Charles A. Birnbaum.