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Obama Presidential centre at the expense of the taxpayers almost $200M: report

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Obama Presidential Center faces opposition in Chicago

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Public works could cost projects around the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, Illinois taxpayers nearly $ 200 million, The Washington Examiner reported on Saturday.

Illinois approved a $224 million Legislative budget earlier this month, which included $174 million euros for the roads in the vicinity of the presidential center and $50 million for the Garfield-Gateway-rail-project, two miles away, the report said.

Over 200 million US dollars of the total budget from state taxpayers. Half of the 50 million US dollars is financed by a 2016 transportation Department grant.

The presidential center would sit, in Chicago ‘ s South Side).

Some residents are concerned about the first out of her low-income community down due to the gentrification that may arise, the centre-presence of The reported by investigators.

“Our streets run red with the blood of gun violence as a Nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of violence are completely under-funded,” Rev. B. Herbert Martin, Sr., wrote in a letter to the “Chicago Tribune” in the last month. “Members of the Community face eviction and expulsion from their homes because of the gentrification through our city.”

Martin, Sr., said there was “no justice” in questions, the taxpayers are funding the center.

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, on the other hand, called Obama Presidential Center, is a “transformative project” in a statement on the groundbreaking ceremony for the U-Bahn station Friday.

“Bring the Obama Presidential Center, Chicago took over the leadership and vision, and we are grateful that our partners in Springfield also saw the potential for what this means for all of Illinois,” said Emanuel. “The state is $174 million investment in infrastructure improvements in the vicinity of the Obama Center in the South Side of Chicago is money well spent.”

A part of the $25 million transportation Department grant, would also be the renovation of the original Garfield station house was built in 1892 to serve a public purpose, such as a community room, said Emanuel.

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