Federal Judge Approves Obama Presidential CenterIn a ruling Tuesday, Judge Robert Blakey dismissed a lawsuit by a parks group trying to block construction.
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking To Block Obama Center From Jackson ParkPlans to build Barack Obama's $500 million presidential center in a lakefront Chicago park can move forward, a federal judge said Tuesday, adding that a written ruling dismissing a park advocacy group's lawsuit would follow.
Chicago Judge OKs Obama Presidential Center LawsuitThe ruling doesn't mean the group will necessarily prevail, but confirms the suit poses a formidable threat to the project in Jackson Park. The suit argues that laws bar new developments in a 26 mile chain of lakeside parks.
Obama Presidential Center's Future Hinges On Judge's DecisionA federal judge is expected to decide today if a lawsuit to stop the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park can move forward.
Lawsuit Creates Uncertainty For Chicago Obama Library PlansOdds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama's $500 million presidential museum and library in a public park along Chicago's lakeshore. But it's no longer a sure thing in the face of a formidable legal challenge by a parks-advocacy group.
Trial Date In Case Over Obama Center To Be Set In DecemberIn its lawsuit, an environmental group called Protect Our Parks contends that the center shouldn't be built in Jackson Park on the South Side because the transfer of parkland to a private entity violates state law.
Hearing Today On Lawsuit Seeking To Block Obama Center From Jackson ParkA group called Protect Our Parks has argued the Obama Center is not the same as a traditional presidential library, and should not be built on public land.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Lawsuit Against Obama Presidential Center Is 'Frivolous'Mayor Rahm Emanuel is firing back at a group trying to block the Obama Presidential Center, calling the federal lawsuit to block the park “frivolous.”