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  • Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals

    Chicago's China challenge: Translate goodwill into deals
    Beijing economic development official Cheng Yuhua has changed flights at O'Hare International Airport in the past, on her way to Washington, D.C., or New York. But her only real visit to Chicago came this week when she led a business delegation to...
  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?

    When State Line plant is gone, could it become home to more pollution?
    During its 83 years of operation, State Line Power Station was one of the top polluters in the Chicago area. Now it's being torn down, but some environmentalists fear that the site could become the site of another form of pollution — petcoke, a...
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • George Lucas hires Crystal Bridges president to head his new museum

    George Lucas has anointed a new Jedi knight to head his new museum. The "Star Wars" filmmaker has tapped the current president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas to lead his planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago. Don...
  • Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'

    Lack of information about Lucas' 'narrative art'
    The recently released conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is distracting. It is a distraction from the real issue at hand: whether the museum — as a nascent institution — warrants a prime site on Chicago's...
  • A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus

    A gondola, and other ideas to get from downtown to Museum Campus
    Imagine zooming through the sky from Union Station, past Buckingham Fountain with stops at the Field Museum and Adler Planetarium in a vessel that resembles an amusement park ride before ending your trip at McCormick Place. The so-called "urban gondola"...
  • Millionaires with museums? Chicago's had a few

    Millionaires with museums? Chicago's had a few
    A millionaire — an iconoclastic, private collection — a plan for a museum in a city park. Sound familiar? It should. It is not only George Lucas' proposal for a museum on Chicago's lakefront, but also one that is old hat for the city....
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong. A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
  • What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology

     What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology
    A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...
  • Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room

    Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room
    The chipmunk was a schmuck, a nobody. He had been dead a long time. He would not be missed. If Anna Goldman knew anything, it was dead chipmunks, and this one was like all the rest — dead. Ever since becoming the lead preparer of dead mammals at the...