Friends Of The Park Group Has Long History Of Fighting Lakefront DevelopmentCBS 2's Jim Williams takes a closer look at Friends of the Parks, its mission and its history.
Emanuel Taking Lucas Museum Fight To Federal Appeals CourtA day after George Lucas and Mellody Hobson said they've begun exploring options outside Chicago for their proposed lakefront museum, the Emanuel administration said it would be going to a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit holding up the project.
Friends Of The Parks Opposes Emanuel's Compromise Plan For Lucas MuseumDespite agreeing to temporarily halt their lawsuit challenging the original plan for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' lakefront museum, Friends of the Parks said Tuesday it would oppose any plan to put the museum along Lake Michigan, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed compromise at McCormick Place.
Friends Of The Parks Group Withholding Opinion On McCormick Place Site For Lucas MuseumThe “Friends of the Parks” seem to be holding off on any public opinion about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest proposal for a George Lucas Museum, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Judge Tells City Lawyers To Move Faster On Lucas Museum CaseJudge John Darrah said at a Wednesday status hearing that he's surprised by how slowly the city has moved because its attorneys have been raising concerns that Lucas could move his $400 million museum to another city if litigation drags out.
Mayor Emanuel Says He Fears Lawsuit Could Cost City Lucas MuseumMayor Rahm Emanuel says he fears the continuing lawsuit to block construction of the George Lucas Museum near Soldier Field will cost the city of Chicago that project, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Judge Delays Ruling On City Request To Begin Work On Lucas Museum A federal judge has declined city officials’ request to lift an injunction preventing the start of construction on the Lucas Museum, at least for now.
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.