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Friday, May 1, 2015 at 05:40 PM CDT

Obama Library, Lucas Museum Climb Last Hurdle

Obama Library, Lucas Museum Climb Last Hurdle

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.

Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 03:44 PM CDT

Court Says Suit Against Lucas Museum on Park Land Can Proceed

Court Says Suit Against Lucas Museum on Park Land Can Proceed

A judge ruled Thursday that the nonprofit Friends of the Parks could proceed with its lawsuit against the proposed use of Chicago park land for the site of the Lucas Museum.

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 at 07:25 PM CST

Oakland Mayor Woos George Lucas for Museum

Oakland Mayor Woos George Lucas for Museum

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf hopes that George Lucas will consider bringing his museum to the East Bay if plans in Chicago don't work out.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 01:34 PM CST

Judge to City: Don't Touch Lucas Museum Site Yet

Judge to City: Don't Touch Lucas Museum Site Yet

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the city not to physically alter the proposed site of the George Lucas Museum until further order of the court during the opening legal battle between the city and opponents of...

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM CST

Lucas Museum Names Founding President

Lucas Museum Names Founding President

The museum planned for Chicago announced its development will be guided by Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art president Don Bacigalupi.

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 06:46 PM CST

Group Files Lawsuit Against Proposed Lucas Museum

Group Files Lawsuit Against Proposed Lucas Museum

"Friends of the Parks" argues the proposed site sits atop reclaimed waterways and therefore cannot be used for private development.

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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze in South Suburbs

Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Blaze in South Suburbs

Firefighters battled a raging fire at several south suburban retail stores Thursday evening.

Chicago Sees at Least 3 Police Chases in Less Than 12 Hours

Chicago Sees at Least 3 Police Chases in Less Than 12 Hours

At least three police chases took place in Chicago in less than 12 hours Wednesday and several suspects remained on the run Thursday.

Passenger Rescues Woman Hit by CTA Red Line Train

Passenger Rescues Woman Hit by CTA Red Line Train

A woman trapped under a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train was rescued Wednesday afternoon after another rider jumped into action.

Alvarez Requests Special Prosecutor in McDonald Case

Alvarez Requests Special Prosecutor in McDonald Case

Cook County's embattled state's attorney, Anita Alvarez, has asked to recuse herself from the murder prosecution of Officer Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who shot a black teen 16 times,...

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan Declines to Back Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's highest-ranking elected Republican, says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the party's nominee. Ryan's stunning announcement, on CNN Thursday afternoon, came after...

Woman Shot in Home Invasion on Chicago's SW Side

Woman Shot in Home Invasion on Chicago's SW Side

A woman was seriously injured in a shooting during a break-in in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, police said.