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Chicago Lures Lucas

After the Presidio Trust nixed a plan to let filmmaker George Lucas build a museum on Crissy Field, rumors spread that the museum would end up in his other mentioned location: Chicago. Though his hometown San Francisco put his plan through the wringer, the idea appears to be getting the open-door treatment in the Midwest. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel set up a task force April 17 to recommend a site for the museum, which would house Lucas’s collection of movie memorabilia and art — everything from Norman Rockwell paintings to a scale-model of the Millennium Falcon. The task force has been given one month to agree to a site.

Last year, Lucas married Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, a Chicagoan, and he now lives part-time in that city.

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