Crains Chicago: “Obama Presidential Center isn’t quite the done deal that many Chicagoans think”

CRAINS
A challenge to the Obama Center reveals things we didn’t know
by Lynne Marek
July 20, 2018

That’s why Protect Our Parks, a Chicago nonprofit he [Herb Kaplan] leads, is suing the city and Chicago Park District to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park. Caplan, 87, who once worked as a lawyer for former Mayor Harold Washington, calls the city plan to lease 19 Jackson Park acres to former President Barack Obama’s foundation for $1 a “political manipulation” that breaks the law by handing over public land and tramples the city’s legacy of open parks. READ MORE

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