Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is making a strong push to have a state-of-the-art George Lucas interactive museum open in Chicago.

The $1 billion dollar philanthropic venture was originally slated to debut in San Francisco but after three dismissed proposals, Chicago has emerged as a potential frontrunner. Previous proposals for the Lucas museum were turned away because the designs were “inappropriate” and “too big.”

Lucas is excited that Chicago understands the educational and philanthropic gift that this museum represents. According to Mayor Emmanuel, “it’s an incredible science, technology and educational institution. And, as part of our effort to elevate Chicago on the national and international level, it will be a tremendous draw for tourists and other visitors.”

The final decision will be up to Lucas himself as the museum will be “completely self-funded” by Lucas.


Source: Chicago Sun-Times