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3 Distinctive Hotel Openings Highlight the Growth of The Olympia Companies

The Olympia Companies has just opened 3 extraordinary new hotels: SOPHY Hyde Park in Chicago, IL; The Glen House in New Hampshire’s White Mountains; and Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Quad Cities in East..
PRWeb - Published

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t

The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won’t include a research library and archive. To some historians, that’s a problem.
NYTimes.com - Published

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Judge Rules Lawsuit Challenging Obama Center Can Proceed [Video]Judge Rules Lawsuit Challenging Obama Center Can Proceed

The group Protect Our Parks is challenging plans for the Obama Presidential Center to be built in Jackson Park.

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 00:24Published

Federal Judge OKs a Lawsuit Aimed at Halting Obama's Library in Chicago [Video]Federal Judge OKs a Lawsuit Aimed at Halting Obama's Library in Chicago

A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:50Published

Future Of Obama Presidential Center Hinges On Judge's Ruling Today [Video]Future Of Obama Presidential Center Hinges On Judge's Ruling Today

A group called "Protect Our Parks" is seeking to stop the development.

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 00:27Published

 

No Thanks, Obama? Judge Allows Suit That Could Doom Obama Presidential Center to Go Forward

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Mediaite - Published

Chicago defends location of Obama library in federal court

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago made its first full-throated response this week to a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the Obama Presidential Center, saying the buildings would sit on land..
Seattle Times - Published

Legal drama threatens construction of Obama Presidential Center

A federal judge announced Wednesday that a trial date regarding the lawsuit delaying construction of the Obama Presidential Center will be made in December, further shelving the project and potential..
FOXNews.com - Published

Trial date in case over Obama center to be set in December

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says he will announce in December a trial date in the lawsuit challenging construction of the Obama Presidential Center in a Chicago park. The Chicago Tribune reports..
Seattle Times - Published

Obama Foundation deal with Chicago calls for $10 fee on 99-year lease: reports

The foundation behind the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has a tentative agreement with the city to pay just $10 to use 19.3 acres of city park space for 99 years, according to a report.
FOXNews.com - Published

In Chicago, The Obamas' Civic Engagement Programs Are In Action

The Obama Foundation has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars so far to build the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago's South Side. Key to the Foundation's mission are programs to train the..
NPR - Published

Groundbreaking for the Obama presidential delayed until 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Groundbreaking for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will be delayed until next year because of a delay in the federal review process. Construction on former President Barack..
Seattle Times - Published

Work related to Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million

The controversial Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will benefit from almost $200 million in taxpayer funding for work on infrastructure projects near the center on Chicago’s South Side.
FOXNews.com - Published

Obama center foes decry ‘rubber-stamping’ as Chicago council OKs project

The planned Obama Presidential Center won almost-unanimous approval Wednesday from Chicago’s City Council, despite significant resistance and protests from opponents -- who accused the council of..
FOXNews.com - Published

Chicago City Council backs Obama Presidential Center plans

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has given its backing to construction of the Obama Presidential Center in a park on the city’s South Side. Loud applause came from council members after they..
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Obama Presidential Center in Chicago gets initial approval, but many hurdles remain

Plans to open the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side have cleared a major hurdle, but a recent approval from city planners is just the beginning of a long process before construction..
L.A. Times - Published

Plan for Obama Presidential Center advances over protests

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has taken a major step forward with a city commission’s decision to sign off on the project. The Chicago Plan Commission on..
Seattle Times - Published

Obama Presidential Center Location Challenged by Lawsuit

The Obama presidential center's planned location on Chicago parkland is being challenged by a federal lawsuit seeking to block construction of the future library and museum.
Newsmax - Published

Chicago Nonprofit Files Lawsuit to Block Obama Presidential Center Construction

A Chicago nonprofit filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday to block construction of the Obama Presidential Center, claiming the organizers diverted the center's purpose away from operating as a..
Breitbart - Published

Chicago group sues to stop construction of Obama center

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..
Seattle Times - Published

Lawsuit filed to block Obama Center in Chicago park

CHICAGO (AP) — Public park advocates have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago seeking to stop construction of former President Barack Obama’s presidential center. The Chicago Sun-Times..
Seattle Times - Published

Lakeside Alliance Launches New Website to Share Updates on the Construction of the Future Obama Presidential Center

Website Will Provide Updates on Subcontracts, Hiring, and Events for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 28, 2018 Lakeside Alliance, the construction manager of the Obama..
PRWeb - Published

Obama library's public cost estimated at $175M: report

The planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is being privately funded, but on Friday city officials estimated how much taxpayers will pay for roadwork and other construction around the center:..
FOXNews.com - Published

Hollywood opening its wallet for Obama's presidential center in Chicago

Hollywood is opening its wallet for the Obama Foundation, which Tuesday reported 31 new donors who have contributed $1 million or more to the former president’s future center in Chicago. Donors in..
L.A. Times - Published

Obama Center design revised to answer critics and better fit with park in Chicago

Addressing criticism that their plans would undermine the serene landscape of Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, backers of the Obama Presidential Center have revealed major revisions that include a..
L.A. Times - Published

Obama Presidential Center Design Critiqued: 'Giant Toenail,' 'Socially Regressive'

The design of former President Barack Obama's presidential center has drawn criticism, with unfavorable comparisons ranging from a "giant toenail" to a "soft-boiled egg in a teacup."
Newsmax - Published

Obama Foundation officials release revised design plans

CHICAGO (AP) — New details are emerging about the Obama Presidential Center including design revisions for a taller and sleeker museum tower and hundreds of new trees. The changes are part of the..
Seattle Times - Published

Lavish Obama Center hits mounting opposition in Chicago as profs blast plans, 'socially regressive' ideas

Plans for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are coming under fire amid concerns about the cost and doubts about the benefits for the local area, with a group of professors from the school where..
FOXNews.com - Published

University group announces opposition to Obama Center

CHICAGO (AP) — The proposed Obama Presidential Center has aroused the opposition of a group of University of Chicago professors, faculty and staff. About 120 people have signed a letter asking that..
Seattle Times - Published

Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

In their effort to break the mold, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are taking heat for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex.
FOXNews.com - Published

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