Showing posts with label Chicago parks advocacy group wins round in court against Obama presidential library. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago parks advocacy group wins round in court against Obama presidential library. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


By market Watch, Feb. 19, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday gave the green light to a lawsuit filed by a parks-advocacy group that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

Some supporters of the project fear the lawsuit filed by Protect Our Parks could force Obama — who launched his political career in Chicago — to build the Obama Presidential Center elsewhere. A 2016 lawsuit brought by another group helped to scuttle a $400 million plan by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas to build a museum on public land on Chicago’s lakefront. That museum is now under construction in Los Angeles.