Protesters Demand Parks Group Drop Lucas Museum LawsuitScores of protesters rallied outside the Loop headquarters of the civic group Friends of the Parks on Thursday, demanding they drop their lawsuit blocking filmmaker George Lucas from building his proposed museum on the lakefront.
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.
McCormick Place Plan For Lucas Museum Under ScrutinyFiscal watchdogs are giving poor marks to Mayor Emanuel's billion dollar plan for the Lucas Museum.
Emanuel Fully Backs Plan To Locate Lucas Museum On Site Of McCormick Place EastWith the original site of the George Lucas Museum tied up in court, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his administration is fully behind the alternative plan to locate the museum on land now used for the aging McCormick Place Lakeside Center, 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.
City To Ask Judge To Allow Construction Of Lucas Museum To Move Forward For fear of losing a $400 million project along Chicago's lakefront, the city is making plea to a judge. At stake, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
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.