Mellody Hobson

George Lucas abandons Chicago, will build new museum in California

George Lucas abandons Chicago, will build new museum in California

The drama surrounding George Lucas' planned $700-million museum has become more intense than a showdown between rebel fighters and forces of the Empire.

Officials at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Friday that they are no longer considering Chicago as a site for the museum and that California will be the project's future home.

The museum cited "extensive delays" caused by legal action brought by Friends of the Parks, a Chicago activist group that opposed the "Star Wars" filmmaker's attempts to...

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