Chicago mayor says Lucas museum will go to another city

George Lucas
"Star Wars" creator, filmmaker George Lucas is honored with the Disney Legends Award, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Lucas sold his company, and his iconic "Star Wars" film franchise, to Disney for $4 billion. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

CHICAGO (AP) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel says filmmaker George Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group.

Emanuel released a statement Friday calling it a “missed opportunity” that will cost the city millions of dollars in economic investment, thousands of jobs and educational opportunities for the city’s youth.

The Associated Press could not immediately reach museum officials or Lucas representatives for comment.

A group called Friends of the Parks sued to stop the museum from being located along Chicago’s lakefront.

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