Advocacy 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Wednesday whether he liked the proposed design of filmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum.
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.
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.
After School Matters has served 200,000 teens in the last two-plus decades.
Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas are holding a fundraising gala at Navy Pier for the After School Matters program.
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.
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.
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.
It appears that George Lucas’ highly-coveted museum will be coming to Chicago, according City Hall sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.