The private center, not a presidential library, will be financed by Illinois taxpayers. The issue is whether it will also be sited in an historic Chicago park.
(From The Washington Examiner)
The Obama Presidential Center is being proposed on federal land that was deemed by the government in 2012 to be inappropriate for construction…
…”The Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago created this controversy by insisting on the confiscation of public parkland,” Charles A. Birnbaum, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, said in a statement.