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The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

The ones to watch in Chicago business, 2015

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson Filmmaker and Ariel Investments president The attention really should be focused on federal judge John Darrah, who is presiding over the case that will decide the fate of the proposed lakefront location for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The nonprofit group Friends of the Parks sued over the location (now two parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place). The preservationists argued that the lots are lakefill and thus remain a protected waterway. On Dec. 12, the Park District filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that using parkland for a museum is legal under the state's Park District Aquarium and Museum Act. Open-space advocates...

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