Obama Presidential Center can begin construction in Jackson Park, judge rules

The Obama Presidential Center officially has the go-ahead to be built in Jackson Park.

U.S. District Court Judge John Robert Blakey ruled in favor of the city and Chicago Park District Tuesday that the presidential library campus could be built in the South Side park. The project, which could alter the city in limitless ways, had been put on hold pending a lawsuit from the nonprofit park advocacy group Protect Our Parks.

“The facts are clear in this case and the law is more settled than...

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