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.
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.
Lucas Museum's Chicago Plan Now Appears DeadGeorge Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson have pulled the plug on plans for their museum in Chicago.
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 Architect Helmut Jahn Pans Lucas Museum PlanHelmut Jahn, the architect of the original McCormick Place East building, not surprisingly doesn’t think much of the idea of tearing it down to make way for the George 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.
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.
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.
Preview The 38th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsThe 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors will air Tuesday, December 29th at 9 pm ET/PT.
Feel The Force: R2-D2 Helps Honor Lucas At Kennedy CenterThe technology that George Lucas brought to movie making came back to haunt him at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Stephen Colbert Returns To Host 'The Kennedy Center Honors'Stephen Colbert returns to host "The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 29 on CBS.
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.