Date: 5/15/18 12:03 pm From: <malango...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET No sighting: Federal Lawsuit filed to block Obama Center in Jackson Park
From: 'Carolyn A. Marsh' <cmarshbird...> [ILbirds]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:41 PM
Subject: IBET No sighting: Federal Lawsuit filed to block Obama Center in Jackson Park
I hope birders are following the great news that Protect Our Parks, Inc. filed a lawsuit in US District Court, that the Chicago Park District and city of Chicago don’t have the authority to transfer public parkland to a non-governmental entity such as the Obama Foundation.
Great timing as the Obama Foundation supporters are expected to rally and pack the Chicago Plan Commission public hearing on Thursday to approve sale/transfer of Chicago Park District land to the city and then to private Obama Center Foundation. Note the Library is not a real presidential library, but a proposed Obama Center/Campus.
Thursday, May 17 City Plan Commission public hearing
Chicago city hall
10 a.m. City Council chambers, 2nd floor
For further information: www.jacksonparkwatch.org
Carolyn Marsh, bistate bird conservationist, Whiting, IN