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Amid Opposition, Planning Continues for Obama Presidential Center in Chicago

Just a few miles from the South Side Chicago neighborhood former president Barack Obama called home for nearly a quarter century, he spoke to a mostly supportive audience at McCormick Place Convention Center about his plans to give back to his adopted hometown. “We’ve got a plan where over the next four years we are going to create $3 billion worth of economic activity.  We are going to create over 5,000 jobs just in the construction, 2,500 jobs that will be permanent and ongoing,”...

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