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...

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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...

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Compromise or Catastrophe? Latest Lucas Museum Plan Saves Parking Lot, Destroys Lakeside Center
Apr16

Compromise or Catastrophe? Latest Lucas Museum Plan Saves Parking Lot, Destroys Lakeside Center

Once again, the Chicago Sun-Times is out in front on the controversy over the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, planned for Chicago’s lakefront. The newspaper reports that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to demolish the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, and build the new museum on its foundations. Rahm is eager to move the project forward because Hollywood director George Lucas is getting itchy feet. There are reports that he’s...

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