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Chicago Mayor Hopes Court Appeal Can Save Lucas Museum

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to a federal appeals court in his increasingly desperate attempt to keep filmmaker George Lucas from building his museum in another city. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016)

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to a federal appeals court in his increasingly desperate attempt to keep filmmaker George Lucas from building his museum in another city.

    Emanuel's office says in a news release Wednesday that it's filing a petition with a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parks advocacy group Friends of the Parks, which opposes the lakefront museum.

    The announcement comes a day after the wife of the "Star Wars" creator said that the legal fighting over the proposed museum has prompted her and Lucas to start looking for a site in another city.

    Emanuel says that if the court doesn't dismiss what he calls a frivolous lawsuit, "the museum will abandon its efforts to locate in Chicago."

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