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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (CBS) — Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates could soon be the home of a new veterans’ museum.
As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the proposed veterans’ facility would feature a library, a military park, and a housing project for veterans.
National Veterans Museum President Joe Cantafio says they chose the Chicago area because a high concentration of veterans resides in Illinois, and because of the central location.
Organizers hope to raise $600 million in less than two years, and complete the project by 2016.
The Daily Herald reports U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) state Sen. Michael Noland (D-Elgin) and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta are all backing the idea.
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports
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