The Obamas Choose Jackson Park As Presidential Library Site
The word has hit the newswire that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have picked Jackson Park as the location to house the Presidential Library. No official statement have been issued from the Obama Foundation but sources are not denying the location decision.
Congresswoman Robin Kelly issued the following statement regarding the decision to locate the Obama Presidential Center in historic Jackson Park, located within the Second Congressional District.
“I’m thrilled that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park as the site for the Presidential library and museum. The decision clearly demonstrates that the President has not forgotten his political roots on Chicago’s South Side and that his passion for building strong communities will continue to play a central role after his presidency. The Obama Presidential Center, together with the Pullman National Monument, established by the President last year, will help transform the South Side and a significant portion of my congressional district. My thanks to the President and first lady for recognizing the enormous potential of the South Side and the many hardworking and talented residents who live there.”
More details will be issued upon further developments of this story.