Chicago residents sue Bunim-Murray because of Starting Over’s location.

Chicago residents sue Bunim-Murray because of Starting Over’s location.
Bunim-Murray is making friends in Chicago once again. They’re producing a daytime series for NBC called Starting Over, which follows “changing group of diverse and captivating women as they attempt to make extraordinary changes in their lives–all while living under the same roof.” The people who live near that roof in Chicago’s Gold Coast, however, are not happy, and are suing Bunim-Murray saying the production is violation zoning laws. One resident, Cynthia Metivier, says, “However you look at it, it’s a halfway house for a bunch of malcontents.”

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