Obama Presidential Center Wins Key City Council Approval
"As expected, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved measures to allow construction of the Obama Presidential Center," reports Lolly Bowean.
The City Council vote "means the Obama Foundation can move forward into federal reviews of the project with city support as a badge of endorsement."
The foundation must also still "secure a formal long-term contract to lease Jackson Park from the city" and fundraise the expected $500 million cost of the presidential center. The article also includes more detail of the tricky political issues the presidential center has raised, and still will require navigation before the project is complete.