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This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

Judge Orders City To Leave Proposed Lucas Museum Site Unaltered

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the city not to physically alter the proposed site of The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art until further order of the court during the opening legal battle between the city and opponents of the museum.

11/25/2014

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

Friends Of The Parks Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off Lakefront

A parks advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, seeking to block plans to keep filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum off the lakefront.

11/13/2014

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

Lakefront Protection Group To File Federal Lawsuit Challenging Site Of Lucas Museum

A group opposed to building the planned George Lucas Museum on Chicago’s lakefront says they will file a federal lawsuit to challenge the museum site.

11/12/2014

The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Lucas Museum Names Two Architects For Lakefront Site

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and China’s Ma Yansong have been picked to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which has been planned as an addition to the Museum Campus just south of Grant Park.

07/28/2014

These two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place have been proposed as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a collection of artwork owned by Star Wars creator George Lucas. The lots would be moved underground and replaced with a $1 billion museum. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocates Willing To Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off Lakefront

Advocates for green space in Chicago said they support having Star Wars creator George Lucas build an interactive museum to house his extensive art collection in Chicago, but they don’t want it on the Museum Campus as a mayoral task force has suggested.

06/25/2014

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04/11/2013

Planes sit on the tarmac at Meigs Field on March 31, 2003, the morning after then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had excavation crews dig giant Xs in the runway, closing the airport in the middle of the night, to make way for a lakefront park. Sixteen planes were stranded for several days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ten Years Later: Daley’s Midnight Raid Shuts Down Meigs Field

Ten years ago Saturday, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley had backhoes dig giant X’s into the lone runway at Meigs Field in the middle of the night, setting the stage to turn the peninsula into a lakefront park.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2013