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.
Final Vote On Lucas Museum Pushed Back Until Next WeekMayor Rahm Emanuel tried to shrug off the delay in the vote on the $400 million privately-funded Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, but sources told the Sun-Times negotiations with the Chicago Bears have stalled final approval.
Chicago Park District Signs Off On Lakefront Land For Lucas MuseumThe Chicago Park District board on Wednesday unanimously signed off on a 99-year lease of lakefront land south of Soldier Field for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
Mumford & Sons' Lakefront Show Sparks Concerns From NeighborsA big concert Wednesday night has raised some big concerns along the lakefront, where Grammy winners Mumford & Sons will play before a crowd of 35,000 at Montrose Beach.
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.
Garcia Calls Lucas Museum On Lakefront 'Monument To Darth Vader,' But Emanuel Defends SiteChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are disagreed over whether "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' museum should be located along the city's lakefront.
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.
Frigid Air Brings Swirling Fog To LakefrontTuesday morning’s frigid weather created something of a spectacle along the lakefront. The bitter cold air over the relatively warm water of the lake created fog that swirled in the wind.
Cleanup Of Storm Damage Along Lakefront Will Cost $100,000Friday's storms and high waves tore out huge chunks of asphalt along recreational paths.
First Peek At Lucas Museum UnveiledLucas, 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.
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.
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