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POSTED June 24, 2014 7:08 p.m.

• LUCAS CHOOSES CHICAGO FOR ‘STARS WARS’ MUSEUM: “Star Wars” creator George Lucas has selected Chicago to build his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed the decision Tuesday. McCaffrey did not have any immediate details about the much-anticipated decision by the filmmaker. But the choice is a major victory for Emanuel and the city, which was competing with San Francisco for the museum.

 

• BODY PARTS FOUND IN FIRE PIT: BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found parts of a woman burned in a fire pit near a motorhome in Central California. The Bakersfield California reported  that a tip led Kern County Sheriff’s detectives to the remains near Bakersfield on May 12 and within days they arrested Alejandro Leon. The 30-year-old Leon is charged with killing 31-year-old Evelynn Chuca. Investigators say the pair heavily used methamphetamine. Court papers say detectives found a skull and hand at the fire pit, blood inside the motorhome and a blue tote bag filled with charred body parts. A witness says he called police the day after Leon invited him inside the motorhome to show him the body. Attorney Alan Rogers says his client maintains his innocence in the case.

 

• Immigrants want more bend in driver license rules: LOS ANGELES (AP) — As California prepares to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, residents sounded off Tuesday on what documents should be accepted as proof of identity and residency in the state. At a packed hearing in Los Angeles, scores of immigrants urged the Department of Motor Vehicles to expand the list of acceptable documents to include church and children’s school records, which may be easier for some people to obtain. The hearing is one of two scheduled by the DMV for residents to weigh in on the rules for obtaining a license starting in January. 

 

• drought helps coho salmon migration: SAN RAFAEL (AP) — California’s massive drought has spelled bad news for many of the state’s fish. But in a strange twist, it appears to have been a boon to coho salmon migrating from a Northern California creek.  Nearly 20,000 juvenile coho swam out of the Lagunitas Creek in Marin County into the ocean this spring.

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