Illinois Tries to Reclaim John Lennon's Ax

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan gave the Peace Museum a chance -- and now she wants John Lennon's guitar back.

The state's top prosecutor sued the small and financially troubled Chicago museum in Cook County Court on Feb. 8 to turn over an acoustic guitar that belonged to the former Beatle and all other artifacts from the peace-loving institution.

"The Peace Museum's property is in need of charitable protection," the lawsuit alleged, because the museum has gone belly up and hasn't even staged an exhibit since 2004.

The Lennon guitar and other items from the collections should be handed off to "bona fide charities actively educating the Illinois public in peaceful conflict resolution," Madigan's suit demanded.

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