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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)

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)

FILE – In this March 1976 publicity photo released by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, director, George Lucas, and actor, Mark Hamill, who portrays young Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of the original “Star Wars.” 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. Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed that Lucas had selected Chicago but did not immediately have any details. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM, file)

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