Hearing postponed on proposed Lucas Museum in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing has been postponed in a civil case aimed at halting construction on filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed art museum in Chicago.

The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday morning in Chicago federal court but was later postponed until June 15. Legal maneuvers and public statements preceded the status hearing.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week turned to an appeals court to seek the dismissal of the lawsuit filed by a parks advocacy group that opposes the proposed lakefront museum.

That move came after Lucas’ wife said the wrangling led them to look for sites in other cities.

The judge has said he could lift an order halting construction while the litigation proceeds. But he warned that builders would have to dismantle any structures if the parks group eventually prevails.

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