Mayor Open To Possible Site Change For Lucas MuseumMayor Rahm Emanuel seemed to leave the door open a crack on the possibility of selecting a new site for the controversial Lucas Museum, a day after a judge declined to toss out a lawsuit filed by opponents who want it off the lakefront.
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.
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.
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.
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.