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on June 18, 2018 in World News

Obama Presidential Library Will Cost Illinois Taxpayers More Than $200 Million

Lucky them. By Emily Zanotti As part of a budget package passed last week, the state of Illinois has approved $224 million in spending to help prepare Chicago’s south side for the arrival of the Obama Presidential Library. Around $200 million of that financial gift will come directly from Illinois taxpayers, the Washington Examiner reports. Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, approved the massive budget on June 4, and hidden deep inside Chicago’s list of monetary requests was a line item for “$174 million for road work in and around Jackson Park,” to help the city of Chicago reroute and...

Lucky them. By Emily Zanotti As part of a budget package passed last week, the state of Illinois has approved $224 million in spending to help prepare Chicago’s south side for the arrival of the Obama Presidential Library. Around $200...

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