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'Star Wars' creator selects Chicago for museum

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm •  Published: June 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia.

Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the decision Tuesday. McCaffrey did not have any immediate details about the much-anticipated decision by the filmmaker.

But the choice is a major victory for Emanuel and the city, which was competing with San Francisco for the museum.