News

Rep. Davis Fights “Misinformation” for Obama Library in Illinois

Rep. Davis Fights “Misinformation” for Obama Library in Illinois

Photo: Associated Press

The proposed $100 million state expenditure for an Obama Presidential Library, should it locate in Chicago, has not come to debate in the Illinois House.

But that did not stop one of the sponsors from making a speech on the House floor about it, wanting to clear up what she called “misinformation.”

Some of the arguments against the money, which purportedly would come from a yet-to-be-crafted capital construction bill, are that these facilities are typically built with private donations and then operated by the federal National Archives.

“Every presidential library has had some funds given by the state they are located in, be it land donations or startup funds,” said State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) (pictured). “We funded $125 million for the Lincoln library and museum,” which are state-run.

What’s more, Davis says the North Dakota legislature last year gave $6 million to Dickinson State University for a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.

 

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

durbin

Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

in Local

More Voters Than Citizens

voter

Illinois #3 in nation; Sangamon County is one of the offenders

in Local

Survey: Teachers Still Spend Plenty of Money Out of Pocket

8-31-15 Horace Mann Survey

A new study by Horace Mann insurance suggests teachers spend a lot of their own money on supplies for their classrooms.

in Local

UIS-Led Survey Examines Issues for Transgendered People

UIS logo

A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes towards the rights of transgendered people.

in Local

Lawmaker: Cut Tax Breaks, Close DCEO

jack franks

State Rep. Jack Franks will propose closing tax loopholes and eliminating what he considers to be unfair credits for businesses.