U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) issued the following statement regarding the decision to locate the Barack Obama Presidential Center in historic Jackson Park. The location is within Kelly’s 2nd 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.
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