Emanuel sets mid-May deadline for George Lucas museum site

Filmmaker George Lucas poses at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, Calif., Wednesday May 4, 2005.

April 17, 2014 1:39:21 PM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given a group of civic leaders until mid-May to find a spot for the potential George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum in Chicago.

The museum would house a collection of art and memorabilia belonging to Lucas. Emanuel told the group he wants a site that is accessible to all Chicago neighborhoods.

Other cities are also being considered for the museum, though plans stalled for the project in San Francisco. Lucas is married to Chicago businesswoman Mellody Hobson.