Old Town School of Folk Music expanding

August 5, 2010 2:24:42 PM PDT
Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music broke ground Thursday on a new $18 million facility.

Musicians joined local politicians and Old Town School officials at the new site Thursday morning. It's located right across the street from its current campus in the 4500-block of North Lincoln.

The new building will add 27,000 square feet to the school, creating its third facility in Chicago.

The expansion is expected to add 250 new jobs at the school and in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.