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Chicago group sues to stop construction of Obama center
May 15


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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.

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.

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.


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2018