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Update on the Obama Presidential Center

June 11, 2019 at 4:21 PM CDT

Today, the lawsuit against the City of Chicago related to the Obama Presidential Center was dismissed. Below is a statement from Obama Foundation CEO David Simas on the ruling:

"We are thrilled with the City’s victory and grateful to all of those in Chicago and beyond who have believed in this project and made their voices heard every step of the way. Our vision for the Obama Presidential Center has always been one where the location reinforces the project’s core aims: a celebration of history, a place of connection and engagement for the public, and an investment in community.

We couldn’t be more excited to move forward on our plans, arm in arm with our neighbors in Chicago, ready to bring investment and jobs to the South Side."

To learn more about the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, click here.