Lucas Leaves Lake for Left Coast, Park Pals Prevail [u]
Jun24

Lucas Leaves Lake for Left Coast, Park Pals Prevail [u]

After more than a year of wrangling in the halls of justice and the court of public opinion, it’s finally official: Chicago has lost the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The Hollywood director put out a statement this afternoon making it absolutely clear who is responsible for Chicago not getting his $700 million gift: The Friends of the Parks. In light of extensive delays caused by FOTP, Chicago no longer will be considered a...

Read More
Park Pals: “We Are Not Dropping the Lawsuit”
Jun10

Park Pals: “We Are Not Dropping the Lawsuit”

  This morning the Chicago Sun-Times published a report indicating that it was likely the advocacy group Friends of the Parks would drop its lawsuit blocking the construction of the Lucas Museum for Narrative Art on Chicago’s lakefront.  The newspaper article described the board of the self-appointed guardians of the green as divided and spoke of a vote taken this past Wednesday. This morning, we received a statement from...

Read More
Powerful Parks Group Non-Committal on Rahm’s Lucas Museum Plan
Apr20

Powerful Parks Group Non-Committal on Rahm’s Lucas Museum Plan

Fresh from scuttling Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans for a new $700 million museum along Chicago’s lakefront, neighborhood group Friends of the Parks is taking something of a verbal victory lap. Hizzonor has apparently abandoned plans to place the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in a parking lot near Soldier Field, and is now willing to lay down McCormick Place’s Lakeside Center as the sacrificial lamb, hoping to appease...

Read More