An email from a group lobbying to put the Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale over by Roosevelt and Kostner. The Library would be affiliated with University of Illinois Chicago.
The CSX's Altenheim subdivision runs on an embankment just south of Roosevelt. It's a right-of-way very similar to the Bloomingdale trail and would be a natural to connect the Library with UIC's main campus.
Here's a link to their site, and the text of their email today.
I want to thank you once more for your support in our efforts to save the 3411 West Douglas Boulevard from demolition. Although we were not successful at saving the building, we are pleased to know that so many current and former North Lawndale residents care about the direction of the community.
At this time, we would like to honor the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the North Lawndale community by sharing an update of our efforts to bring the Obama Presidential Library to the West Side. Here is a link to our latest update on the UIC-North Lawndale bid. http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=53e448710cf8b92021af46e45&id=826fb50f61 If you are interested in keeping abreast of the latest developments, please subscribe.
We expect to have another meeting to engage West Side and West Suburban elected officials and residents and heighten awareness of the bid. We hope that you will consider supporting this worthy cause as well.
You can follow our blog at http://northlawndalepresidentiallibrary.org; follow us on Twitter @NLOPL and find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815
We look forward to working with you again.