Obama Center Neighbors Want Written Agreements 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Community activists from the neighborhoods near the site for the Obama Presidential Center are pushing for signed community benefits agreements.  They want assurances that the promised improvements from the project will actually happen.  A group calling itself Southside Together Organizing for Power, or STOP, is demanding three separate agreements, one each with the city, the Obama Foundation and the University of Chicago.  Among their demands is that at least 80-percent of the two-thousand jobs promised by the Obama Center go to south side residents, with slots set aside for youth, seniors, ex-offenders and the under-employed.