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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

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

Emanuel Playing Coy On Opinion Of Lucas Museum Design

Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Wednesday whether he liked the proposed design of filmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum.

11/06/2014

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

First Peek At Lucas Museum Unveiled

Lucas, a renegade filmmaker-turned-billionaire, has promised he will finance the museum, which will include “Star Wars” props and memorabilia, and the endowment that will be necessary to maintain it.

11/03/2014

George Lucas was in Chicago this week to discuss his planned lakefront museum. (CBS)

Lucas: I’ll Cover Expense Of Lakefront Museum — ‘Everything’

The “Star Wars” mastermind was in Chicago Friday to talk about his narrative-art museum, which will be built near Soldier Field. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/17/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose To Donate $1 Million To After School Matters

After School Matters has served 200,000 teens in the last two-plus decades.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Artwork from After School Matters on display at Navy Pier. (Credit: CBS)

Mellody Hobson, George Lucas Holding Fundraiser For After School Matters

Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas are holding a fundraising gala at Navy Pier for the After School Matters program.

09/23/2014

Aerial view of the Museum Campus in Chicago, including (top to bottom) Soldier Field, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Seeking Public Input On Future Of Museum Campus

The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.

09/10/2014

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

Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

George Lucas Museum Coming To Chicago

It appears that George Lucas’ highly-coveted museum will be coming to Chicago, according City Hall sources.

06/24/2014

Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Names Task Force To Find Location For Lucas Museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a task force of a dozen civic leaders to find a potential location in Chicago where “Star Wars” creator George Lucas could build a new interactive art and filmmaking museum.

04/17/2014

George Lucas. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Could ‘Star Wars’ Creator Build Museum Here In Chicago?

George Lucas is looking to build a museum to honor digital design and art. Is the Force with Chicago? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/10/2014

An artist's rendering of the Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools campus. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Lucas, Hobson Give $25M To University Of Chicago Lab Schools

Star Wars creator George Lucas and his wife, investment banker Mellody Hobson, have donated $25 million to the University of Chicago Lab Schools, to help pay for construction of a new arts hall.

02/25/2014

George Lucas. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

George Lucas Makes $25 Million Donation To After School Matters

Chicago’s kids are back on the bus to After School Matters thanks to a $25 million donation from film maker George Lucas who married a Chicago woman this summer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/04/2013

Tuskegee Airmen pilots John Rogers Sr. (left) and Julius Echols (right). (Family Photos)

Tuskegee Airmen Recall WWII Experience As ‘Red Tails’ Hits Theaters

A new major motion picture from producer George Lucas tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed all-black World War II fighter squadron. About 16 of its members now live in Chicago.

CBS 2–01/19/2012