Top that off with a mayor who welcomes illegals and bashes our president.
Obama gave three groups an up-close “organizing 101” crash course, workshopping ideas around on social issues and how to get stakeholders involved.
Those decisions are in the hands of the Obama Foundation, and sadly, I have come to see the Foundation as a form of shadow government.
Michael Brunson, CTU recording secretary, said an agreement would ensure that promises are kept not only by the Obama Foundation but also by the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic legislative leaders are mapping plans to seek $100 million in state help with the infrastructure improvements.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office didn’t respond to a request for a comment on state assistance for road projects associated with the future Obama Center.
The “diversity consultant” should have “a history” of working with unions, underemployed populations including ex-offenders and youths.
The Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization wants a community benefits agreement with the Obama Presidential Center drafted as a city ordinance.
Payne said that the foundation has not been transparent about what it’s doing and how it will affect South Side residents. Others have said the same.
On Oct. 14, the foundation will host its first “Obama Foundation Training Days,” to help young people learn “how to put ‘civics’ into action.”
Obama museum director Louise Bernard is figuring out the exhibits to be dedicated to the Obama presidency.
Sadly, that’s how I have come view the whole situation with the Obama Presidential Center. It’s a done deal and has been for a long time.
No private takers were biting, with no retail, residential or institutional developments currently around the future site of the Obama Center.
The Sun-Times missed the mark in its July 30 editorial about the South Shore and Jackson Park Golf Courses.
Bernard will start July 1; she will play a crucial role in helping the former first couple firm up the programming and “narrative” of the museum.