Winning the George Lucas Museum
Legitimate concerns such as why is it going on our precious lakefront, and what the heck is it anyway notwithstanding, the city’s outmaneuvering of long-in-the-odds favorite San Francisco, the epicenter of George Lucas’ career and home, surprised everyone. Everyone perhaps except his new bride Mellody Hobson, who turned Chicago into the “Star Wars” creator’s second hometown.
Audience Choice: Securing the George Lucas Museum
Other audience comments that caught our attention: “Having his face painted like David Bowie”; “Strides for arts education in CPS schools”; “On the Chicagoland series when he told that one intern kid to read ‘Divergent'”: “Bike commuter advocacy”; “Getting Jimmy Fallon to do the polar plunge.”
Best of Chicago 2014