Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library

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Lawmakers want to use $100 million  in state construction funds to help bring President Barack Obama’s future presidential library and museum to Illinois.

The proposal is the focus of a legislative hearing today.

House Speaker Michael Madigan said it’s important to make a strong financial commitment to honor President Obama’s legacy.

At least six sites – mostly on Chicago’s south side – want to be the home of the library and museum.

Officials in Hawaii and New York also expressed interest in hosting the museum.

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