Saturday, June 25, 2016

Star Wars Museum to Find a New Home

Mellody Hobson and her husband George Lucas (Inquistir/Getty)
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“Chicago's loss will be another city's gain,” said Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel in response to George Lucas’ announcement that his Star Wars-theme museum would not be built in Chicago after all but instead, the long-planned projects will be moved to “somewhere” in California report MSN. "No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot," said Lucas in a statement last Friday. “The actions initiated by Friends of the Parks and their recent attempts to extract concessions from the city have effectively overridden approvals received from numerous democratically elected bodies of government.”
 

Emanuel had been a supporter of the project when it was approved by Chicago’s City Council in 2014 agreeing that the museum would bring jobs and increased tourism to the city, but his words fell on deaf ears as the Friends of the Parks group has fought the proposed project from the beginning expressing their displeasure of such a project. 
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