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  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-05-15 11:11 pm

    PALO ALTO, California - Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.

  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago 
    Updated: May-01-15 10:12 pm

    CHICAGO - One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama's presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.

  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago story has photos
    Updated: May-01-15 7:59 pm

    CHICAGO - One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama's presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday strengthening the city's legal ability to build the project on public park land.

  • Illinois governor signs Obama library, Lucas museum bill 
    Updated: May-01-15 4:26 pm

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and filmmaker George Lucas' museum.

  • Time magazine longtime film critic Richard Corliss dies 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 9:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Richard Corliss, the longtime film critic for Time magazine, has died after suffering a major stroke last week, the magazine said Friday. He was 71.

  • Illinois lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:27 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a potential site for President Barack Obama's presidential library, while also paving the way for Star Wars creator George Lucas' proposed museum on the city's lakefront.

  • Emanuel praises vote for Obama library, Lucas museum bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 3:41 pm

    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel says legislation beefing up Chicago's legal grounds to use public park land as potential sites for Barack Obama's presidential library and George Lucas' proposed museum will benefit residents and visitors for generations to come.

  • Bill would clear building of Obama Library, Lucas museum 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 8:46 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A bill has been introduced in the Illinois Legislature that would ensure the city of Chicago has legal authority to build on park land President Barack Obama's library and George Lucas' proposed museum.

  • Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 12:53 am

    ANAHEIM, California - Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a new "Star Wars" trilogy.

  • 'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 6:29 pm

    ANAHEIM, California - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.

  • George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart? story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 9:23 pm

    NEW YORK - Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.

  • Tribeca kicks off with 'Saturday Night Live' doc story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-15 11:55 pm

    NEW YORK - The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off Wednesday night with a celebration of another, older New York institution.

  • Tribeca Preview: What to look for at this year's festival story has photos
    Updated: Apr-14-15 5:11 pm

    NEW YORK - Some 100 feature films, 67 of them world premieres, will make up the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday.