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‘Star Wars’ Creator Selects Chicago For Museum

In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Chicago native Mellody Hobson, are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.

In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Chicago native Mellody Hobson, are seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/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.