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Funding for Obama Library Moves Forward

Funding for Obama Library Moves Forward

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An Illinois House committee is again endorsing Speaker Michael Madigan’s plan to offer a $100 million incentive to lure Barack Obama’s presidential library to Illinois.

The Executive Committee voted 7-4 Wednesday to send the plan to the House floor.

It was a do-over vote. The committee approved the plan two weeks ago. But the panel used a roll call from the previous day and recorded a 9-0 vote with only five Democrats and no Republicans present.

The GOP objected and Madigan — a Chicago Democrat — agreed to conduct a second vote.

Madigan believes the public money would be well spent. But public funds have never been used to build an official presidential library recognized by the National Archives.

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