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Opponents Given OK To Proceed With Challenge To Lucas Museum PlanDon’t count on the Lucas Museum being built in Chicago anytime soon, after a federal judge gave hope to activists hoping to block the controversial lakefront project.
Lucas Museum Gets City Council OKFilmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum plan won final approval on Wednesday, as aldermen signed off on zoning changes needed to build the 300,000-square-foot project.
Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas MuseumGov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.
State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas MuseumHoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.
Park Group's CEO Quits Amid Fights Over Park Use For Obama Library, Lucas MuseumFriends of the Parks filed a lawsuit in November to stop construction of the Lucas museum on a parking lot along Lake Michigan. It's also threatened a lawsuit if park land is used for the Obama library.
Judge: Suit Trying To Kill Lakefront Lucas Museum Can ProceedAdvocacy group Friends of the Parks sued Chicago's Park District in November. It calls the would-be museum an "assault on the shores of Lake Michigan." Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraces the plan to build on lakeside land.
Sparks Fly At Forum Over Obama Library LocationThe president of a group opposing proposals to put President Barack Obama's library on South Side park land is skeptical of a poll saying area residents support the project.
Judge Orders City To Leave Proposed Lucas Museum Site UnalteredA 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.
Friends Of The Parks Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off LakefrontA 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.
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.
Lucas Museum Names Two Architects For Lakefront SiteChicago 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.
Park Advocates Willing To Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off LakefrontAdvocates 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.

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