The Obama Presidential Center dealt a huge blow delaying construction. Lisa Bertagnoli of Crain’s Chicago Business explains why.

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FILE – This illustration released on May 3, 2017 by the Obama Foundation shows plans for the proposed Obama Presidential Center with a museum, rear, in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. This view looks from the south with a public plaza that extends into the landscape. Odds still favor the eventual construction of Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential museum and library in a park along Chicago’s lakeshore. A judge hears arguments Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, on a city motion to toss a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that argues the project violates laws barring development in lakeside parks. (Obama Foundation via AP, File)

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A federal judge gave the green light to Protect Our Parks’ lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in Jackson Park. Lisa Bertagnoli of Crain’s Chicago Business joins Roe & Anna to explain why the judge gave that ruling. Also, WGN Radio’s Justin Kaufmann chimes in on the conversation as well to explain why he thinks the deal fell through.

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