The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has been a strong supporter of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and its proposed location at the parking lot south of Soldier Field.

We are equally supportive of today’s proposal to locate the museum at the McCormick Place East site, which will bring a world-class institution to the city and produce significant cultural, economic, jobs, and environmental benefits for all of Chicago.

Art lovers, movie fans, park enthusiasts, educators, and community neighbors all stand to gain from the addition of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to Chicago’s lakefront and museum collection. We encourage the City and all residents to support the museum and welcome George Lucas’ generous contribution to Chicago.