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Tinley Park makes Lucas museum pitch


Image courtesy of www.lucasmuseum.org

Image courtesy of http://www.lucasmuseum.org


The words may smack of George Lucas, but the playbook is pure Ed Zabrocki.

Tinley Park Mayor Dave Seaman borrowed a tactic from his predecessor last week, sending a letter to a high-profile potential resident of the village’s 280-acre parcel of land at the corner of 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue.

“Long, long ago, in a village not too far away …” begins the missive addressed to Star Wars creator Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Nicasio, Calif. In a few short paragraphs, the mayor pitches the mogul on the notion of locating the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the site of the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center…Please click here to read Phil Arvia’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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