Simultaneously, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he's worried Chicago could lose the museum

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A federal judge yet again denied the city's request to begin early construction on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the 300,000-square-foot museum proposed by film mogul George Lucas which would occupy some 17 acres of lakefront property.

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Rendering of the proposed site for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Courtesy Lucas Museum)

Earlier this month, a judge denied the city of Chicago's motion to let Lucas Museum construction begin on its proposed lakefront site. We speak with the head of Friends of the Parks, the nonprofit which filed the lawsuit.

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Hear what viewers had to say about Carol Marin’s conversation with Arne Duncan and the latest developments in the battle over the Lucas Museum when we read feedback from the "Chicago Tonight" website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Father Michael Pfleger criticizes Friends of the Parks on social media. Tell us where you stand.

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Fr. Michael Pfleger took to social media on Tuesday to openly criticize nonprofit Friends of the Parks for the continued legal delays preventing film mogul George Lucas from starting construction on his proposed lakefront museum. Do you think the construction holdup is warranted?

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The saga continues for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. City lawyers say museum officials are considering other cities due to “uncertainty and delay” over the project’s lakefront spot in Chicago.

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Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin joins us to discuss the Lucas Museum's latest setback, the Lathrop Homes redevelopment, possible new building guidelines for South Michigan Avenue and more.

Federal judge sides with preservation group at Thursday's hearing

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The city's move to dismiss a case against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art was thrown out Thursday in federal court, paving the way for a longer fight and potentially delaying the museum's spring construction plans. 

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A decision this week by a federal judge could green-light plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the futuristic-looking proposal from film mogul George Lucas currently facing a lawsuit over its proposed lakefront location.

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An aerial view of the Lucas Museum site plan. (Courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

Friends of the Parks again argues its case against the proposed lakefront museum from film mogul George Lucas.

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A federal judge on Tuesday did not dismiss legal challenges against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. 

Chicago authors take the focus of the museum's first-ever crowdsourced exhibit

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The distinguished museum opens its mind to the power of suggestion. And it hopes the hip kids will come.

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The Bears and City Hall strike a deal on the Lucas Museum, Chicago-based Walgreens wants to buy a rival and the Bulls go international for sponsorship deals. We’ll discuss these stories and other top business headlines of the week with Crain’s Chicago Business deputy managing editor Ann Dwyer.

No debate over museum plans at Wednesday's council meeting

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Rendering of the public plaza for the Lucas Museum (Courtesy of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

Though almost unanimously approved Wednesday, the museum could still be stopped by a pending lawsuit.

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While a monthslong architecture celebration underway in Chicago, there are some big changes in store for the city’s architectural landscape. We discuss the planned and potential changes to the city’s skyline with Lee Bey, host of Rivet Radio’s Architecture360; and architect and author Edward Keegan. 

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Plans to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art along the Chicago lakefront seem like a done deal, but not everyone is on board. Friends of the Parks, a Chicago nonprofit that advocates for the protection of public parks and spaces, has renewed its efforts to halt the development.

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The Chicago Park District is hosting tonight the second of two public meetings on the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Brandis Friedman will have a live report from McCormick Place.