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Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Names Task Force To Find Location For Lucas Museum

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.

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George Lucas. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Could ‘Star Wars’ Creator Build Museum Here In Chicago?

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.

04/10/2014

Casting representative Maryellen Aviano explains the process to one group of hopefuls. (Steve Miller)

‘Star Wars’ Audition Draws Hundreds

Chicago is one of six American cities where Lucasfilm Ltd. is looking for young actors for the next installment of “Star Wars.”

11/14/2013

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Auditioning For Star Wars Episode VII? Leave The Costume At Home

Carole Dibo, founder of the Actor’s Training Center, suggested aspiring actors not dress up like their favorite Star Wars character: “It might actually make you look a little silly.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2013

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May The Force Be With You: ‘Star Wars’ Auditions Happening In Chicago

Chicago may not be the galaxy far, far away, but it’s apparently close enough for Disney and LucasFilm. Disney and LucasFilm are hosting an open casting call at the Park West Theatre for Star Wars: Episode VII. This may possibly be your chance to be a Jedi!

11/08/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Chicago

From burlesque shows to trivia nights, the Chicagoland area offers numerous opportunities for fans of the “Star Wars” films to celebrate May the Fourth.

04/22/2013

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal dresses as Dark Vader in honor of Star Wars day. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Baffoe: No, Star Wars Is Not Better Than Sports

Elliott Serrano is not only a fool for having an opinion that is so astoundingly wrong, but also because he asked me to compose a counterpoint. Poor guy.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Star Wars Character?

05/14/2012

Star was fans participating in the New York ComicCon in 2009.(Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Star Wars Sucks

Yeah, I said it. I saw The Empire Strikes Back as a kid and thought, “What the hell is this crap?” Though the Colt-45 guy’s clothes were pretty pimp.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

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C2E2 Comic Convention Underway At McCormick Place

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is underway at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Spiegel: The NBA’s Death Star Must Be Defeated

I have said it all season, beginning with the free agent signings of last summer; the Miami Heat are the NBA’s Death Star. They are impressive, powerful, shiny and imposing.

670 The Score–05/13/2011