By CBS Chicago
Barack Obama was a surprise participant, via satellite Thursday night, in the latest public meeting on plans for his planned presidential center in Jackson Park.
He told protesters he would not support a “Community Benefits Agreement” with area residents that would guarantee, among other things, economic gains.
Mr. Obama said he wants the process to be transparent and inclusive. But a benefits agreement is for private, for-profit developments, whereas the Obama Center will be not-for-profit, he said.