The city of Chicago has won the hotly contested bid for the George Lucas museum, named for the man behind "Star Wars". "I just got off the phone with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson to thank them for choosing Chicago," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who made it official that his city beat out San Francisco for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Chicago offered up lakefront property to the movie maker between Soldier Field and McCormick Place. Lucas in a statement said choosing Chicago is the right decision for the museum," but admitted it was a difficult decision because of his strong personal and professional roots in San Francisco." The museum board still has to approve. The museum is currently set to open in 2018.