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  • Chicago wins George Lucas museum

    Chicago wins George Lucas museum
    “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago over Los Angeles and San Francisco as the future home of his collection of art and movie memorabilia, according to a spokeswoman for the museum. The museum's board Wednesday is expected...
  • George Lucas offered new museum site in San Francisco

    George Lucas offered new museum site in San Francisco
    The city of San Francisco has stepped up its effort to lure George Lucas and his prized art collection by proposing a new site for the "Star Wars" filmmaker's long-planned museum. Mayor Edwin Lee recently sent a letter to Lucas proposing to use a 2.3-...
  • Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle

    Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle
    The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers. The March...
  • Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location

     Chicagoans make pitch for George Lucas museum location
    Everyday Chicagoans came armed with plenty of ideas Wednesday night about where to locate a home for George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia. But members of the Galactic Empire seemed to be otherwise engaged, as no one arrived in a "Star...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate

    Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate
    If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades. Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site

    Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended a proposal to let George Lucas build his museum on a lakefront parcel now occupied by Soldier Field parking lots, saying the Star Wars creator's collection deserves to stand alongside venerable institutions like the Adler...
  • Meet Our Moms

     
    The Cars.com Editorial family is filled with gearheads, car enthusiasts, daily-grind commuters and carpool-lane veterans; a few of us also answer to "Mom." The moms on staff have seen it all on the road, from marathon car-seat installations and late-...
  • Need a cultural boost? There are apps for that

    Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
  • Taking the kids to an aquarium this fall

    Taking the kids to an aquarium this fall
    Are you ready to reach out and touch a shark? "They're not scary," said Caroline, 9, an avid New England Aquarium-goer I met recently in Boston. Maybe you'd prefer a stingray, though they may feel "slimy," offered 9-year-old Owen. "It's really cool,...