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CHICAGO _ A federal judge on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to stop “Star Wars” creator George Lucas from building a $400 million museum along Chicago’s lakefront, leaving open the possibility that the museum as currently envisioned may not get built.

Friends of the Parks, a nonprofit group that filed the lawsuit, argues that construction f the 300,000-square-foot Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would violate public-trust laws that restrict development along Lake Michigan and that guarantee open public access.

By Michael Tarm