Last week, former President Barack Obama made a speech in Chicago defending plans to build his presidential center in the South Side's Jackson Park. He argued that the proposed library, youth training center, and museum would boost economic activity rather than increase gentrification. Still, Preservation Chicago has listed Jackson Park as one of its most endangered public spaces for 2018, citing concerns that the Obama center and a new golf course will harm historic park resources.
South Side Coalition Sues Park District Over Obama Center Records
The group seeks documents relating plans for big changes at Jackson Park.