Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

by  |  published on May 15, 2016

A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum.

Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center and that city building inspectors unexpectedly arrived last April to find an overwhelming 32 code violations at the facility.

“We don’t appreciate being muscled out and put in the situation of having to negotiate from a position of despair,” facility center Director Jah Ranu Menab told on Saturday.

Menab thinks the University of Chicago, which is working with the Obama Foundation to bring the presidential center to the South Side, is also part of an apparent effort to ultimately force the facility into receivership.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Obama’s ex-presidential library will be the one he uses in Prison!

  • Bobbi17

    I have said it before and I will say it again, the only library befitting this POS is an “outhouse”. When nothing but crap comes out of your mouth, that is all that is necessary.

  • kbfallon

    Nothing needs to built–just the state of Chicago is his leagacy. A competiting site should have the truth displayed as the people see it and not thru his deceitful views.

  • Jerry

    The shithead never liked the vets anyway so using this approach is par for the course, if he wants it there so bad he should take a couple million from his personal account and rehome the facility, it’s money he stole from the U.S. people anyway so why not? Who in the hell wants to remember obutthole any longer then necessary, with him pushing the transgender thing so hard it just micheal wants a warm place to shit

  • michael friend

    So the Obozo library is going to Chicago, well in that case I will never ever go to Chicago again, besides Chicago is nothing but the cesspool of all humanity.

    • Bill Blackstone

      Great Hockey team though. Cubs are favored for World Series. Just stay out of the South side. That’s where the shit hole will be built. Next to the University of Shitcago. NorthSide! That’s where all the best 35 plus clubs are.

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