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Prominent Chicago figure has no love for Lucas Museum opposition

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(Courtesy George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

Father Michael Pfleger, the outspoken and often controversial South Side Chicago priest, took to Facebook to criticize nonprofit Friends of the Parks for attempting to stop the construction of the MAD-designed lakefront Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

In his post he wrote, “Who Are ‘Friends of the Parks’? Years ago they fought against the Chicago Children’s Museum, now they are fighting against turning a parking lot into the George Lucas Museum, which will bring HUNDREDS of jobs in building and operations…all at his own expense! But, who are they? Who is their board, how diverse is it? Where do they live? How many on their board from the South and West Sides????? WHO ARE THEY????”

[Note: the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art may be moving farther south on the lakefront; read more here.]

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