Chicago’s building location for the Obama Presidential Center may require a second look from the Second City.
Originally chalked up as a “hate crime” and broadcast as such, a recent update to the alleged noose that was hung at the construction site has revealed that … there is no update.
In a fresh investigation published on Sunday, Just The News discovered that, despite a six-figure reward being offered, there has been no word on who would have placed such a terrible object at the spot.
It has been about a month since the event occurred on November 10, and despite the fact that $100,000 has been given in the present economic climate, no one has been able to provide information or updates regarding what transpired.
The construction business in charge of the project, Lakeside Alliance, informed Just The News twice that there were no new developments to report.
The Chicago Police Department told the outlet that they were “aware of this matter, and it is still under investigation.”
Specifically, numerous news agencies claimed in early November that development on the Obama Presidential Center was paused after a “noose” was supposedly discovered on the construction site.
“We are horrified that this would occur on our site and are offering a $100,000 reward to help find the individual or individuals responsible for this shameful act,” Lakeside Alliance stated in a statement when word of the event initially surfaced.
Lakeside Alliance also provided their staff with anti-discrimination training.
Rapid condemnation of the occurrence poured in.
“Hate has no place in Illinois,” tweeted Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. “The noose is more than a symbol of racism, it is a heart-stopping reminder of the violence and terror inflicted on Black Americans for centuries.”
Pritzker added, “the state of Illinois will make all needed resources available to help catch the perpetrators.”
I condemn this act of hate in the strongest possible terms, and the state of Illinois will make all needed resources available to help catch the perpetrators.
— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) November 10, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The Obama Foundation called the supposed noose “a shameless act of cowardice and hate” and claimed it was “designed to get attention and divide us.”
At the very least, it certainly got attention. CONTINUE READING…