Obama Chicago Library

Obama Presidential Libray

South Side slums of Chicago.

As a sort of “farewell” present to the city Obama “adopted” as his political base, but will leave for more “glamorous” New York City after his presidency, the “Barack Obama Presidential Library” is to be built on “parkland to be taken” from the citizens of Chicago.

Unless, that is, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner “vetoes” a bill authorizing the transfer of city owned “park acreage” to the library.

Dahleen Glanton and Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune explain:

President Barack Obama has selected the University of Chicago to host his “library and museum” sources have told the Chicago Tribune.

Despite a flurry of reports that Chicago had “won” the library bidding, there was no official “confirmation” by the Obama administration, City Hall or the Obama Foundation, which is leading the “site” selection process.

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There are two “potential” sites under consideration, both in the crime ridden South Side “slums” of the city, currently home to a “horrific” crime wave costing the “lives” of many young black minorities.

Sources said it remained “unclear” whether a decision had been made on which “South Side” park to build the library, “Washington Park” or “Jackson Park.”

But taking the “parkland” is questionable, and likely to be “fought” in court by the group “Friends of the Parks,” so the State Legislature has “passed” a special law.

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State lawmakers attempted to head off further legal “wrangling” over whether the library could be built on public land last week, when legislation aimed at providing legal “protections” for the library was quickly passed.

“Friends of the Parks,” which already has filed a “federal lawsuit” challenging plans for a proposed “Lucas Museum of Narrative Art” on parkland, has been the chief “opposition” to building the Obama library on parkland.

The estimated half-billion-dollar “monument” is regarded as an economic benefit to the “impoverished” community in which it will reside.

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The final architectural “design” has not yet been released, although several suggestive “drawings” have been submitted for consideration.

The University of Chicago, which conferred “academic” status on Obama as a scholar, “though he never wrote anything of a scholarly nature,” and which employed his wife as an executive in charge of “diverting poor, money-losing patients away from its hospitals,” is taking a starring role in the library project.

As for Obama, his Chicago “years” are largely over, and Manhattan beckons as the home of “movers and shakers.”

Sources said Obama’s “offices” could be built in West Harlem, on land offered by Columbia University, the U. of C.’s chief “competitor” for the library.

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However, it was “unclear” whether the president had made a “final” decision.

Obama and his Library-to-Be

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