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Cinespace Expansion Will Bring More TV Shows And Jobs To Chicago, CEO Says — But Lawndale Residents Say Studio Should Be A Better Neighbor

The soundstages being built at Cinespace in North Lawndale could create thousands of jobs. But neighbors say studio leaders should work with residents who now face longer commutes, closed streets and other headaches.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Years-Long Battle, Alderman Backs St. Anthony Hospital’s Bid To Buy Washburne Trade Center Site In Little Village

St. Anthony and Cinespace film studios have been in a bidding war for years for the 11-acre site at 31st Street and Kedzie Ave. Officials will share more details at a meeting Wednesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Movie Studio Becomes Food Pantry Warehouse Serving Families Impacted By Coronavirus

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is seeking volunteers to pack boxes of food to send to pantries.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Empire,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago Med’ And More TV Shows Halt Filming Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The majority of shows filmed at Cinespace Studios Chicago are expected to stop shooting.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cinespace Studio Disinfecting To Protect Film Crews After Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Cinespace will remain open, but DePaul University, which uses a sound stage there to train students, has canceled classes at the studio Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cinespace And Saint Anthony Hospital Compete To Buy Former Washburne Trade Center Site From CPS

More than 200 Little Village neighbors came out to hear the two plans as some called on the city to hold off on selling the public land for now.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Cinespace Is ‘Trying To Take Over’ Our Neighborhood, Furious West Side Residents Tell Aldermen

Plans for a closed Cinespace campus have been years in the making, but the street closures put pedestrians in harm's way, neighbors say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout

Some 13,000 jobs were supported by the film industry in 2018, up from 5,000 in 2011, the city said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale