April 23, 2015

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on State Senate Passage of Amendment to The Park District Aquarium and Museum Act

Amendment reaffirms that presidential libraries, other museums can be built on park land

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“As the city where President Obama started his career in public service and raised his family, Chicago is united in its effort to welcome the President's legacy and the foundation of his future civic initiatives. We have taken the necessary steps as a city to ensure that Chicago does not lose out on this incredible economic, cultural and educational opportunity. Further, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a great new addition to the city’s museum campus that will benefit residents and visitors for generations to come. I commend the State Senate for passing this amendment, as this action makes it clear that they agree with the city’s position that a presidential library and other museums enhance park land for the benefit of the public, and I urge the State House of Representatives to join with us in supporting this amendment.”

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