CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit group says the Obama Presidential Center shouldn’t be built in a Chicago park because it won’t be a true presidential library.
In a federal lawsuit filed Monday against the city of Chicago, Protect Our Parks Inc. accuses organizers of the planned library at Jackson Park on the city’s South Side of pulling an “institutional bait and switch” by changing the true nature of the center from a presidential library to a center that doesn’t house historic papers.READ MORE: Local Health Departments Prepare As Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids 5-11 Near Approval
The Obama Foundation has said it will host a digital archive of President Barack Obama’s records, but that paper documents will be stored elsewhere.READ MORE: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
Chicago hasn’t specifically addressed the group’s argument, but in a statement it characterizes the lawsuit as a threat to a major economic boost for the South Side.MORE NEWS: Michigan Reports 7,867 New COVID-19 Cases, 142 Deaths
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