'Star Wars' creator selects Chicago for museum

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The "Star Wars" creator Lucas has selected Chicago to house his much anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, a spokesman for the mayor's office said Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The decision is a major victory for the nation's third-largest city, which was locked in a battle for the museum with San Francisco. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file)
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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.

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