Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has co-sponsored the measure. He said it’s a good idea, even if the state continues to face financial challenges.
The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party’s nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.
The mayor indicates Chicago needs a focused approached now that Columbia University in New York is competing for the project.
President Barack Obama’s term in office is not yet half over, but two universities are already vying for his presidential library.