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.
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.

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