Noose found at Obama Presidential Center construction site in Chicago

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The group building the Obama Presidential Center temporarily ceased construction Thursday after a noose was found on the site in Chicago.

Lakeside Alliance, a partnership of at least five Black-owned construction firms, said in an email that it was informed of the noose earlier that morning and reported it to the police. The group has suspended operations to provide more anti-bias training to workers and is offering a $100,000 reward aimed at finding the “individual or individuals responsible for this shameful act,” it said.

“We have zero tolerance for any form of bias or hate on our worksite,” the group said in an email. It added, “We are horrified that this would occur on our site.”

The Chicago Police Department is investigating the incident, spokesperson Sgt. Rocco Alioto said in an email. Representatives for former president Barack Obama could not immediately be reached late Thursday.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) condemned the incident,…

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This article was written by Kelly Kasulis Cho and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com