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Chicago Loses Lucas Museum to California
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art saga is apparently over. In a statement sent just before noon on Friday, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas himself announced that the ongoing litigation from Friends of the Parks effectively killed off the project.
The multi-episode saga to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Chicago’s lakefront is apparently over. In a statement sent just before noon on Friday, George Lucas himself announced that the ongoing litigation from Friends of the Parks effectively killed off the project.
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Parks Group ‘Not Dropping Lawsuit’ Despite Reports
The preservation group Friends of the Parks is denying reports that it will drop a lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its quest to build along Chicago’s lakefront.
The preservation group Friends of the Parks is denying reports that it will drop a lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its quest to build along Chicago’s lakefront.
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Robin Robinson to Join Chicago Police Department as Special Adviser
Veteran news anchor Robin Robinson is joining the Chicago Police Department as a special adviser, according to an internal memo from Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Veteran news anchor Robin Robinson is joining the Chicago Police Department as a special adviser, according to an internal memo from Supt. Eddie Johnson.
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Ask Geoffrey: How the ‘L’ Do You Spell That?
Geoffrey Baer tackles three questions about Chicago's beloved rapid transit system, including the various spellings of the system, in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.
Geoffrey Baer tackles three questions about Chicago's beloved rapid transit system, including the various spellings of the system, in this encore edition of Ask Geoffrey.
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#MoreThanMean Highlights Online Abuse Women Face
A new video featuring two local journalists unveils the hostility some female sports reporters face online. One of the journalists, Julie DiCaro, joins us to talk about the attacks she faces and how she fights back.
A new video featuring two local journalists unveils the hostility some female sports reporters face online. One of the journalists, Julie DiCaro, joins us to talk about the attacks she faces and how she fights back.
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Free Events at DuSable Museum Promote Diversity in Modern Music
Internationally renowned composer and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, who has played alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, joins a discussion about inclusion among modern composers of color. On Friday, he performs with Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
Internationally renowned composer and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar, who has played alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon, joins a discussion about inclusion among modern composers of color. On Friday, he performs with Fulcrum Point New Music Project.
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Original Chicago Cocktail: Kentucky Colony
Chicago’s early history has a surprising amount of Kentucky in it, including five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison. We honor Harrison’s old Kentucky home by putting a Chicago spin on the classic mint julep.
Chicago’s early history has a surprising amount of Kentucky in it, including five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison. We honor Harrison’s old Kentucky home by putting a Chicago spin on the classic mint julep.
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Chris Thile on Hosting ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ Punch Brothers
After 40 years of tales from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor is calling it quits. “Chicago Tonight” talks with Chris Thile about taking over as host of "A Prairie Home Companion," his bands and more.
After 40 years of tales from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor is calling it quits. “Chicago Tonight” talks with Chris Thile about taking over as host of "A Prairie Home Companion," his bands and more.
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Sources: Exelon to Outline Power Plant Closings in Illinois
Sources tell “Chicago Tonight” that the Exelon Corporation plans to announce Thursday the first steps toward closing two of its nuclear plants in Illinois.
A bill to increase utility rates to bail out failing nuclear plants in Illinois failed Tuesday in Springfield. But will the plants now close? "Chicago Tonight" has exclusive new information.
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Business Good for Airbnb Host Despite Englewood’s Bad Reputation
Meet the woman who makes her living hosting visitors from all over the world in every nook and cranny of her four-bedroom, two-bath home in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
Meet the woman who makes her living hosting visitors from all over the world in every nook and cranny of her four-bedroom, two-bath home in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
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Lucas Museum Lawsuit Paused as City Prioritizes Alternative Site
On Tuesday, preservation group Friends of the Parks said it has agreed to a request from the city of Chicago to pause its lawsuit over the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
On Tuesday, the preservation group Friends of the Parks said it has agreed to a request from the city of Chicago to pause its lawsuit over the construction of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art at a proposed site near Solider Field.
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First Bison Born This Year at Fermilab

The bison herd at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) just got a little bigger. On Tuesday, the first bison calf of 2016 was born at the particle physics laboratory located in suburban Batavia, roughly 35 miles from Chicago.
The bison herd at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) just got a little bigger. On Tuesday, the first bison calf of 2016 was born at the particle physics laboratory located in suburban Batavia, roughly 35 miles from Chicago.
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Evanston bans plastic bags in bigger stores
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Twenty-seven stores in Evanston will no longer be allowed to use plastic shopping bags starting Aug. 1.

Murder charges filed after man dies 10 days after Palatine beating
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Murder charges have been filed after a man punched while breaking up a fight outside a Palatine bar died, 10 days after the beating, authori

New home, new job ... before a bullet ended it all
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Wil Lewis and his wife had lived in Chicago for about a year and had moved about two weeks ago to a home on Greenview Avenue in Rogers Park

Four officers injured in Montrose Beach melee
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Four Chicago police officers were injured and a squad car was damaged when a fight broke out among a large crowd that had gathered for a con

Cancer survivor recalls milestones
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Twelve years ago today I became officially cancer -free after receiving healthy bone marrow from a donor — who happened to be my dad.

Englewood Whole Foods store represents bet by Emanuel, company
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With the turn of a couple shovels Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb launched a socioeconomic experiment in one

Sources: Chicago expected to win Lucas museum
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Chicago is expected to become home to “Star Wars” creator George Lucas ’ collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to two sources.

Chicagoan dressed as Teddy Roosevelt a sensation at World Cup
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Mike D'Amico was just being himself when he went crazy after the U.S. men's soccer team scored its first goal against Portugal Sunday — but

N.Y. City to pay $40 million to end 'Central Park Jogger' lawsuit: source
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were convicted, and later exonerated, of brutally raping a

Peoria mayor facing civil rights suit over handling of Twitter account
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PEORIA — Mayor Jim Ardis is facing a civil rights lawsuit stemming from his handling of an occasionally profane and often sophomoric Twitter

Man guilty on all counts in Hoffman Estates triple murder
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D'Andre Howard was found guilty today on three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the 2009 slayings of three

Judge finds suburban teen guilty on all charges in fatal 'huffing' crash
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Judge James Booras found Carly Rousso guilty on all counts of aggravated drunken driving in the crash that killed a 5-year-old girl.

Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree: police
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Indian police have arrested one man and are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a t

Scare of a lifetime in just a few seconds at the Willis Tower
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For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass qui

Maya Angelou, author and poet, dead at 86
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Author and poet ; Maya Angelou ;has died at age 86 in ;North Carolina, local media reported on Wednesday, citing her agent and a local offic

Man faces 120 years in Bucktown baseball bat beating
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Four years after a reputed gang member used a baseball bat to beat their daughter so badly she can no longer speak or walk unassisted, the f

Chicago fast food workers join today's national strike
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Undeterred by wind and rain, dozens of fast food workers and community activists gathered early Thursday morning outside the so-called Rock

Body pulled from lake identified as 32-year-old Lake Forest woman
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After the death of his 17-year-old son, a Lake Forest father left his executive banking job to work for an international Christian ministry

Street cart vendors push to legalize sidewalk vending
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Street cart vendors want a legal way into Chicago’s white-hot culinary scene, and are preparing to make a very public case.

City halts ride-sharing company's foray into Chicago airports
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A ride-share company’s attempt to make an inroad into the lucrative Chicago airport market has been knocked down after briefly being up and