Chicago nonprofits say work on Obama center should begin

Law360 (July 16, 2021, 7:39 p.m. EDT) – Three longtime Chicago nonprofits have urged an Illinois federal court to turn down an offer to stop construction of the presidential center planned by the former president Barack Obama, saying it would interfere with the groups’ efforts “to boost Chicago’s vitality as a leading city”.

In an amicus brief filed Thursday, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Urban League and the Chicago Community Trust said the Obama Presidential Center planned for the south side of Chicago will provide economic and educational opportunities for city residents. and that further efforts to prevent the project from moving forward will damage Chicago’s reputation and its ability to …

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