Noose Ties Up Construction Of Obama Presidential Center

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: Barack Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Netflix)

At a glance

  • Construction at the $830 million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago has been temporarily halted after a noose was discovered at the worksite Thursday morning.
  • Lakeside Alliance, the construction company building the center, said it immediately notified police after the noose was reported on the premises, located in Jackson Park.
  • Rather than working, Lakeside Alliance employees now will have to go through more anti-bias training. The company additionally said it was offering a $100,000 reward to find the culprit.

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