What's the best Obama center outcome? Revival of Chicago's South Side without displacement
Former President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Neighborhood sentiment toward the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side is not monolithic.Many thirst for the kind of economic turbocharge that the center promises. Others worry that the economic growth sparked by the center, if it happens, will lead to gentrification that displaces families rooted in those neighborhoods for generations. Some don’t want it in Jackson Park because they say it would ruin a venerated city park.We recall how former President Barack Obama summed up the disconnect when pitching the center during an appearance at McCormick Place i...


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