The Chicago City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve final agreements between the City of Chicago and the Obama Foundation, allowing the Obama Presidential Center and Museum to be built in the city.
The agreements will allow the Obama Foundation to use about 19 acres of Jackson Park, a historic public park, to build the center, the Obama Foundation said.
“Michelle and I could not be prouder or more excited to bring the Center to the South Side, a community that has given us both so much,” former President Barack Obama said in a video message Wednesday.
“And we look forward to continuing our work with our neighborhoods and friends across the City to build this Center. To make it a centerpiece where young people can come and learn about their history, learn about how they can get involved, learn how their voice has power, find out ways in which they can have a positive impact on their communities,” he added.
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