Protesters stage sit-in outside Chicago mayor's office over Obama Presidential Center and affordable housing

CHICAGO — About a dozen Chicago residents staged a sit-in outside Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s City Hall office on Tuesday afternoon, demanding a meeting to discuss preserving affordable housing near the site of the proposed Obama Presidential Center.The demonstration came on the day that the City Council’s housing committee was scheduled to meet and just as the city was expected to introduce a series of ordinances designed to both protect affordable housing and encourage development in Woodlawn.Holding “real affordable housing now” and “#CBASitIn” signs, protesters chanted, “Mama mama, can’t you se...


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