Lucas Museum approval reportedly on hold after snag with Bears

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears are apparently standing in the way of a City Council vote on the Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art.

According to a Sun-Times report the vote was scheduled for today, after passing a council committee yesterday,  but was postponed because the Bears are holding out for a better deal. Tailgaters will be inconvenienced when Soldier Field parking lots make way for the futuristic museum.

A spokesperson for the Bears said in a statement:

“We continue to work with the city and Park District to ensure all elements surrounding game days at Soldier Field are enhanced.  Delivering the best Soldier Field experience for Season Ticket Holders and Bears fans remains our priority.”

The mayor's office and a spokesperson for the Lucas Museum insist the City Council vote was always scheduled for next week. Either way the Friends of the Parks is trying to block the project with a lawsuit against the city and the park district.

Friends of the Parks supports the museum, just not at the location along the lakefront.

City Council will vote on the plan next week.


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