Chicago P.D. Finale pics & promo for ‘You and Me’

This week is the finale for Season 9 on Chicago P.D.  We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled You and Me, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. As if last week’s episode wasn’t shocking enough, prepare yourself for the season finale. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: After … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. Finale pics & promo for ‘You and Me’”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, House of Cards

This week Chicago P.D. has a new episode and we are just one away from the big finale. We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled House of Cards, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Something is not right and judging by the promo teaser Hailey (Tracy Spiridakos) takes a hard hit. Here’s … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, House of Cards”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Memory

We’re just three episodes away from the big finale. This week Chicago P.D. has a new episode and the following two episodes will have you staying home on Wednesday nights. We have this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Memory, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Memory”

Chicago P.D. has wrapped for season 9

Chicago P.D. has wrapped filming for season 9. Along with the warmer weather comes summer hiatus for Chicago P.D., Med, and Fire. Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med have wrapped filming for the season this week. Chicago Fire will wrap on May 9. The shows will take a two week break before we can watch the … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. has wrapped for season 9”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Fool’s Gold

Chicago P.D. has a new episode this week. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Fool’s Gold, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: After the murder of a wealthy Chicago man, Atwater and the team dig in to uncover the truth, suspecting … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, Fool’s Gold”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, ‘New Guard’

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled New Guard, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead takes a new recruit under his wing during an investigation; the dynamics are challenging, however, and questions arise … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, ‘New Guard’”

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode, pics & promo for ‘Adrift’

Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled Adrift, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Ruzek’s search for the daughter of an old family friend leads the team into a serious drug … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. is back with a new episode, pics & promo for ‘Adrift’”

Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos makes dramatic Chicago River rescue

We’re taking you behind the scenes to show you how Tracy Spiridakos and stunt double Kelli Victoria Scarangello pulled off Chicago P.D.’s most challenging scene of the season. Chicago P.D. is making a splash with their upcoming Episode 9.13 Still Water. The episode begins with Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) chatting with Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) as … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos makes dramatic Chicago River rescue”

Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge

Sources at Chicago P.D. confirm that the cast and crew have returned to filming after a brief break in production caused by positive Covid-19 testing. All are reportedly doing well and Reel Chicago spotted our Chicago P.D. cast and crews filming on a west side location this Tuesday. As we reported last week, there was … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge”

Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests

Chicago P.D. is the latest TV series to fall victim to the Omicron variant Covid-19 surge, requiring a pause in production Thursday morning after a number of positive Covid tests were reported. Some of the cases were in Zone A, which includes the cast and those who directly interact with them. Our sources say that … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pauses filming due to positive Covid tests”

Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Home Safe begins the second half of Season 9 airing Wednesday, January 5 at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This episode marks their 2022 premiere date. In the promo for the premiere episode, Burgess feels it is time to set some boundaries with Ruzek to help protect Makayla. Here’s the … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. part II of Season 9 begins tonight”

Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out

Not to be outdone by Chicago Med and Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. has gotten into the holiday spirit by gifting fans one of the most intriguing mid-season finales ever. The episode titled No Way Out begins at Roy’s grave where Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is given a choice by Special Agent Walker North (Alex … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. recap of mid-season finale No Way Out”

Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled No Way Out is the winter finale airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 It’s time to tie up loose ends … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. releases teaser pics for the winter finale”

Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400

Worlds are colliding! Fans of the original series The 4400 will be delighted to see Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. return to the world of 4400, in the reimagined reboot of the 2004 USA series, which is now on the CW. While fans enjoyed Flueger’s portrayal of Shawn Farrell in the original series, he … Continue reading “Patrick John Flueger of Chicago P.D. returns to the world of 4400”

Gwen Sigan promoted to showrunner on Chicago P.D.

Gwen Sigan, writer/executive producer of Chicago P.D. has been promoted to showrunner. Sigan has been with Wolf Entertainment for seven years. She worked as assistant to Matt Olmstead, the original showrunner of Chicago Fire and co-creator/original showrunner of Chicago P.D.. She became a writer on the show, then steadily advanced her position to executive producer … Continue reading “Gwen Sigan promoted to showrunner on Chicago P.D.”

Official photos of the Chicago P.D. cast for Season 9

Welcome back! The entire cast of Chicago P.D. has returned for Season 9. The season 9 premiere welcomed the start of the new season and the release of the official cast photos. The team returns with Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) fighting for her life as the team scrambles to find her kidnapper, and Sergeant … Continue reading “Official photos of the Chicago P.D. cast for Season 9”

First sneak peeks at Chicago P.D. season premiere titled ‘Closure’

We have the first sneak peeks of the upcoming Chicago P.D. season premiere titled Closure. Season 9, Episode 1 airing Wednesday, September 22 at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Judging by the title of the episode and the set photos, it appears that the premiere should provide resolution for Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari … Continue reading “First sneak peeks at Chicago P.D. season premiere titled ‘Closure’”

Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended

After a difficult year due to the global pandemic, the One Chicago family should be congratulated for providing their loyal viewers with top notch storytelling, excitement and suspense in this latest season, which culminated in an incredible prime time event.  Spoiler alert! This article contains spoilers for the season finale of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, … Continue reading “Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. how they ended”

Chicago P.D. finale set pics & promo for ‘The Other Side’

Chicago P.D. season finale is this week, titled ‘The Other Side’ airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Chicago P.D. finale promises to keep us in suspense. Last week Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) was assaulted and taken in the final moments of the episode. Will we be left with another cliffhanger? We’re told “Yes!” The … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. finale set pics & promo for ‘The Other Side’”

Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. season finale

The month of May is absolutely flying by and One Chicago fans have been loyally watching Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med on Wednesday nights, each and every week this month. It’s hard to believe that we will have to say goodbye to all of our favorite characters for the summer in just a … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. season finale”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘The Right Thing’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled ‘The Right Thing’ is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: In ‘The Right Thing’ Voight (Jason Beghe) and the team pursue a ruthless crime ring whose business has hit close to home. As they dig deeper, … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘The Right Thing’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Safe’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Safe is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. In “Safe,” Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) takes the lead on investigating multiple home invasions. She gets caught up in the case and finds herself with boss Hank Voight (Jason Beghe) and partner/boyfriend Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) on … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Safe’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Trouble Dolls’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Trouble Dolls is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The shocking murder of a young pregnant woman leads the team on a desperate hunt for the killer, revealing something even darker than expected. Burgess has … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Trouble Dolls’”

RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Due Process’

This week’s Chicago P.D., Due Process begins with Voight (Jason Beghe) participating in a press conference being held by Deputy Superintendent Samantha Miller (Nicole Ari Parker) where she talks about how she’s very proud of the process and her dedication to “transparency” and the “rule of law.” She’s questioned about accountability when a journalist mentions … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Due Process’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Due Process’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Due Process is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The team tracks down a crafty serial rapist; and in his quest for justice, Sergeant Voight finds himself resisting some familiar tendencies. Below are exclusive set pics and … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Due Process’”

RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Signs of Violence’

Chicago P.D. Signs of Violence aired on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and centered on Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) as she was triggered by a missing persons case which forced her to address her childhood traumas as she tries to navigate her relationship with her partner/boyfriend Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer). Chicago P.D. opens with Hailey and … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago P.D. ‘Signs of Violence’”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Signs Of Violence’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Signs Of Violence is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Hailey Upton  (Tracy Spiridakos) tries to locate a missing family that has as a troubled relationship. That prompts Upton to think about her own family issues. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) is there to support her. … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo ‘Signs Of Violence’”

Waukegan native lands guest star role on Chicago P.D.

Jocelyn Zamudio, a Waukegan native, landed a guest star role on a Chicago P.D. this week. Jocelyn, who presently lives in Chicago, is a graduate of UIC where she majored in Theatre, minored in Law and Society, and was a student athlete on the cheer team. “This is far from an individual achievement. This is … Continue reading “Waukegan native lands guest star role on Chicago P.D.”

Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo “Impossible Dream”

This week’s episode of Chicago P.D. is titled Impossible Dream is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. We will be seeing more of Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) this week, and we might see more of Atwater’s backstory, since it takes place in a neighborhood that he’s familiar with. There’s also a hint that … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. this week’s pics & promo “Impossible Dream””

‘Chicago P.D.’ releases photos from upcoming episode

NBC has released new photos from this week’s upcoming Chicago P.D. Season 8 Episode 6. Titled Equal Justice, Halstead and Ruzek try to infiltrate a crime ring and encounter a complicated situation. The team recruits an unlikely ally to help solve a murder. ALSO READ: Chicago Med showrunners talk Covid and favorite stories NBC‘s streaming … Continue reading “‘Chicago P.D.’ releases photos from upcoming episode”

Chicago P.D., The Chi, Director & Producer dies

David Rodriguez, a director and producer for series such as TNT’s Animal Kingdom, Showtime’s The Chi and Starz’s Power, has died. He was 50. Rodriguez died on Oct. 29 from complications from a stroke. He is known for his work as a director, producer, and writer in a myriad of film and television shows. He … Continue reading “Chicago P.D., The Chi, Director & Producer dies”

Chicago P.D. starts up and filmed on location last week

Chicago P.D. is up and running in their first week of filming for Season 8. Cautiously following all Covid-19 guidelines, the Chicago P.D. masked crew began shooting last week at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and on location over the weekend in a near south side Chicago neighborhood. With the onset of Covid-19 in March, Chicago … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. starts up and filmed on location last week”

Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination

Every year the Imagen Foundation celebrates positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. This year Lisseth Chavez, Chicago P.D. received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress: Television, and the Dick Wolf franchises have received four nominations. Often referred to as “The Latino Golden Globes,” the Imagen Awards, which was founded by legendary television producer Norman … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Lisseth Chavez receives Imagen nomination”

New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight

After a short hiatus, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and Chicago Fire all return with new episodes. Together, the three shows of One Chicago have made NBC the home of the first, second, and third most-watched dramas during on Wednesday nights. Chicago Med at 7 p.m. CST, Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. CST, and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. CST give NBC … Continue reading “New episodes of ‘Chicago P.D.’, ‘Med’ and ‘Fire’ tonight”

“Chicago P.D.” star to host tonight’s BMAs

Awards season continues and if it’s December, it’s time for the 13th annual Best of the Midwest Independent Film Awards, aka “The BMAs.” If you are like Miriam and living on Mars and were not aware of the BMAs, the awards celebrate the finest in Midwest filmmaking, selected from an exceptional slate of films screened … Continue reading ““Chicago P.D.” star to host tonight’s BMAs”

NBC sets premiere dates for Chicago Fire, Med and P.D.

NBC has unveiled its fall premiere plan, setting premiere dates for more than a dozen new and returning series, including the entire slate of Dick Wolf’s franchise shows. Among those shows are the Chicago-produced dramas Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. Kicking off over a decade ago, the ONE CHICAGO franchise, co-created by Dick … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for Chicago Fire, Med and P.D.”

Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. rock the ratings this month

Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. continue to rock the ratings this month since their return from a two week hiatus. The showrunners for the franchise have kept us at home in front of our TV sets on Wednesday nights as the ratings can attest. The shows have proven to be well-conceived, consistently well written, and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med, and P.D. rock the ratings this month”

Chicago Fire, Med and P.D. take a break for two weeks. Here’s a recap

One Chicago fans will have to be content with reruns as the shows take a break from new episodes for the next two weeks. NBC Universal has shared that new episodes for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD will air on Wednesday, April 6.  Back in February Steve Kern, head of scheduling for NBC, … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med and P.D. take a break for two weeks. Here’s a recap”

Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays

In a special treat for the holidays, the casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens as they share some of their favorite holiday recipes in the One Chicago Holiday Cookbook. The book is filled with holiday recipes and family photos, along with the memories that make them special. From Hanako Greensmith’s … Continue reading “Casts of Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. invite you into their kitchens for the holidays”

Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere

It was a big night in the ratings for Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. All three shows left us with cliffhanger endings in the season finale, creating lots of anticipation for the season premiere last night. One Chicago posted last night’s impressive ratings on Twitter for the “One Chicago Wednesday” premiere episodes of … Continue reading “Ratings are in for Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. premiere”

NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.

The timing could not be more appropriate for a Labor Day release of the new One Chicago promo poster for the upcoming season of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. NBC has released the new poster for the upcoming fall season of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med bringing together the casts of the One Chicago three hit dramas … Continue reading “NBC releases new One Chicago promo poster for Chicago Med, Fire, P.D.”

Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming the new season

Welcome home! The cast and crew of Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med have returned for the new season and are prepping at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios to begin filming this week. Last season was a struggle to get through the new Covid guidelines, a delayed start to filming and a reduced number of only 16 … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med begin filming the new season”

Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode

Never before has a franchise created such an in depth and cohesive interconnected universe such as the One Chicago Family that often sees the characters from Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. crossing over between shows seamlessly and organically on a consistent basis. From the members of Chicago Fire dropping off patients and interacting … Continue reading “Plans for Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med crossover episode”

‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?

Last month, we reported that NBC‘s top-rated (even in reruns) Wednesday night, dubbed “One Chicago,” would return on November 11. With production reportedly set to resume on Chicago P.D., Chicago Med and Chicago Fire  on October 6, the Reel Chicago team thought it was time to look at cast additions and subtractions. Chicago Med Coming: Chicago … Continue reading “‘Chicago Fire, P.D. and Med’ Who’s in? Who’s out?”

Chicago PD, Somebody Somewhere among Humanitas Prizes nominees

Humanitas has revealed the nominees for this year’s Humanitas Prizes, which recognize “television and film writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced way.” The award is given out in nine categories, including comedy, drama and limited series. This year’s nominees include Chicago-filmed projects Chicago P.D. and Somebody Somewhere. For the Best Drama … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Somebody Somewhere among Humanitas Prizes nominees”

Chicago series Somebody Somewhere leading the Dorian TV Nominations

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced its 14th Dorian TV Awards nominations for the best in all of TV, mainstream to LGBTQIA+ content. Leading the list of TV’s best, with five nominations each, is the HBO comedy Somebody Somewhere and the HBO Max comedy Hacks. Although set in small town Kansas, Somebody Somewhere is filmed in … Continue reading “Chicago series Somebody Somewhere leading the Dorian TV Nominations”

Chicago’s Pravda Records celebrates 38 years with music festival

This weekend, Chicago indie label Pravda Records will celebrate 38 years of music with a two-day festival of live music performances from the label’s roster, outside of Sketchbook Brewing Co.  Chicago-based journalist, broadcaster and podcaster, James VanOsdol, will MC PravdaFest Weekend which will feature favorite current artists, surprise musical reunions, food trucks, a Pravda Pop-Up shop, and a … Continue reading “Chicago’s Pravda Records celebrates 38 years with music festival”

Chicago Riverwalk 2022 summer season events announced

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and DCASE spotlight a slate of engaging summer arts and recreational programming taking place on the Chicago Riverwalk, a magnificent urban space located on the south bank of the Chicago River. The award-winning, pedestrian-friendly Chicago Riverwalk stretches 1.25 miles from Lake Michigan to Lake Street offering restaurants, wineries and bars, live … Continue reading “Chicago Riverwalk 2022 summer season events announced”

Wrangler becomes denim sponsor of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival

Wrangler, one of America’s most recognized denim labels, will serve as the exclusive denim sponsor of three music festivals in honor of celebrating a milestone 75 years with music fans. The sponsorship kicks off with “75 Days of Summer”, a sweepstakes offering 75 days of prizes to destination music festivals Lollapalooza in Chicago and Berlin, and … Continue reading “Wrangler becomes denim sponsor of Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival”

SailGP names T-Mobile for title sponsor for US Sail Grand Prix Chicago

SailGP today named T-Mobile for Business the title sponsor for the Chicago debut of the world’s fastest growing global sports league: the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier, June 18 – 19. The collaboration follows recent news of the Un-carrier signing on as SailGP’s exclusive U.S. 5G provider. With this, T-Mobile will deploy its brand-new … Continue reading “SailGP names T-Mobile for title sponsor for US Sail Grand Prix Chicago”

Chicago Public Library hosts David Duchovny together with Peter Sagal

Chicago Public Library (CPL) announced that they will be hosting award-winning actor, writer, director, singer-songwriter and bestselling author David Duchovny at the Harold Washington Library Center June 14 at 6 p.m., in conversation with Peter Sagal, to discuss his new novella The Reservoir.  Books will be available for purchase and Duchovny will be available to autograph … Continue reading “Chicago Public Library hosts David Duchovny together with Peter Sagal”

One Chicago’s cast interviewed on Conversations with Cast Instagram live

Although the 2021-2022 television season has come to a close, the Wolf Entertainment team has much more in store for viewers. They have jump started summer by giving audiences an all-access pass to the One Chicago, Law & Order, and FBI casts by bringing back their Conversations with Cast Instagram live series. “We saw the … Continue reading “One Chicago’s cast interviewed on Conversations with Cast Instagram live”

Former Chicagoan Niko Vitacco returns home for the filming of Guys Night

Former Chicagoan, actor/ writer/ producer, Niko Vitacco, will return home to begin filming in August on the feature film, Guys Night. As if he followed the advice of Hemingway and Mark Twain, to write what you know, Vitacco has a heartfelt memory of his youth that is bursting to be told. Drawing from his own … Continue reading “Former Chicagoan Niko Vitacco returns home for the filming of Guys Night”

Live Screening for Big Teeth Small Shorts and a Reel Chicago discount

The Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Festival is back and hosting an in-person, live screening at Burning Bush Brewery the evening of Thursday, June 9th – with special discount for Reel Chicago readers! The short form film festival features truly independent filmmakers from across the globe – as well as some local Chicagoans – and gives … Continue reading “Live Screening for Big Teeth Small Shorts and a Reel Chicago discount”

Leo Burnett Chicago wins 20 Gold Pencils in the One Show 2022

Leo Burnett Chicago was the top-scoring Gold Pencil winner in The One Show 2022, taking home 20 Golds, all for The Lost Class on behalf of Change the Ref. All Gold, Silver, Bronze Pencil and Merit winners were announced in advance of The One Show 2022 in-person awards ceremony on May 20 in New York, … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago wins 20 Gold Pencils in the One Show 2022”

FAN EXPO Chicago celebrates 50th anniversary with four day event

Dust off your spandex. In celebration of its 50th anniversary as the original and oldest comic con in Chicago, FAN EXPO Chicago is bringing four days of legendary celebrities, comic creators, voice actors and cosplayers to Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for the biggest fandom experience in the midwest. Fifty years after Chicago Comic Con made … Continue reading “FAN EXPO Chicago celebrates 50th anniversary with four day event”

Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season

Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season. The cast and crew will be on hiatus for about 8 weeks. Chicago Fire had a difficult season to get through with a short shut down caused by positive Covid-19 testing, extending their shooting days beyond Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. If your’re like me, you’re wondering what … Continue reading “Chicago Fire has wrapped for the season”

The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season

The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season with screenings at NEIU and the Music Box Theater throughout the summer from May 11 thru August 31. See the full schedule and ticket information below. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SEASON FROM THE CHICAGO FILM SOCIETY Sometimes it feels like the state of cinema is one last … Continue reading “The Chicago Film Society begins their 28th Season”

Two feature debuts take top honors at Chicago Latino Film Festival

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced today the winners and runners-up for its Audience Choice Awards. The slate of 50 features and 36 shorts from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States, included an array of premieres, stories of underrepresented communities, and an increase in LGBTQIA+ films. Even though the festival is a non-competitive … Continue reading “Two feature debuts take top honors at Chicago Latino Film Festival”

Free Spirit Media announces premiere screening of Bermuda at IFA Chicago

Free Spirit Media announces its first in-person public screening in over two years. In association with IFA Chicago, Free Spirit Media presents the premiere of Bermuda, a short film written by Jasmine Ogunjimi and directed by Lorenzo Leyva on May 21, 2022. On the evening of her 25th birthday, Tomi Adebiyi is surrounded by half-packed … Continue reading “Free Spirit Media announces premiere screening of Bermuda at IFA Chicago”

Here’s what’s filming this week on the streets of Chicago May 9-13

Chicago Med and P.D. have both wrapped for the season. Chicago Fire will be filming their finale this week. It is promised to be the top finale of all times according to showrunner Derek Haas. The new start up this year is season one of Justified: City Primeval seen filming on Chicago streets as of … Continue reading “Here’s what’s filming this week on the streets of Chicago May 9-13”

Bally’s in River West wins the jackpot as Chicago’s first casino

Bally’s Casino is coming to Chicago. The city has chosen Bally’s Corporation to be the recipient of its sole casino license and the developer to create a world-class casino-resort and entertainment experience in Chicago on the site of the Tribune Publishing Center.   “I am proud to announce that Bally’s Corporation will create a world-class entertainment … Continue reading “Bally’s in River West wins the jackpot as Chicago’s first casino”

Chicago and Elisabeth Moss shine in the premiere episode of Shining Girls

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the premiere episode of the new Chicago series Shining Girls, titled Cutline Two-time Emmy winner, Elisabeth Moss is taking us on yet another suspenseful journey with Shining Girls on Apple+. The series, filmed in Chicago and at Chicago Studio City, is based on the 2013 novel by South African … Continue reading “Chicago and Elisabeth Moss shine in the premiere episode of Shining Girls”

DDB Chicago releases hilarious first spots for Orkin

The first Orkin campaign from AOR DDB Chicago is hilarious. The theme — The Best in Pests. When you have pests, call in a pro… the right pro. DDB Chicago uses humor to show the difference between a ‘pro’ and an Orkin Pro by bringing in professional Tennis pro Rianna Valdes to swat mosquitoes, Fishing … Continue reading “DDB Chicago releases hilarious first spots for Orkin”

It’s a wrap for Chicago Med season 7

It’s official, Chicago Med has wrapped filming season 7. Now we just have to be patient while the show takes a two week break before they air the final push of the last three episodes of the season! This Wednesday fans will be treated to a rebroadcast of season 7, episode 8 and next Wednesday … Continue reading “It’s a wrap for Chicago Med season 7”

INTERVIEW: Chicago’s own Jane Lynch at home in the directors chair

Jane Lynch accepted a new challenge by jumping into the directors chair and joining a growing list of talented actresses who appear in front of, and behind the camera. What better place to hone her skills than her hometown Chicago where she not only directed the spots for the new Illinois Tourism campaign for STORY … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Chicago’s own Jane Lynch at home in the directors chair”

Bye Bye Chicago world premiere at 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival

As the countdown for the 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival, presented by Corona Extra, begins, organizers unveiled the list of films that will receive their World, North American, U.S. and Midwest Premieres at the Festival, led by the locally produced Bye Bye Chicago. The Festival this year will feature two World Premieres, five North American … Continue reading “Bye Bye Chicago world premiere at 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival”

Looks promising that Jesse Spencer will return for Chicago Fire finale

Last season, on Chicago Fire’s milestone 200th episode, Jesse Spencer shocked fans by announcing that he was leaving the show. His character, Matt Casey was then written off the show by making a life-altering decision to move to Oregon for three years to help raise the teen sons of his deceased friend. During the episode … Continue reading “Looks promising that Jesse Spencer will return for Chicago Fire finale”

Special coverage of One Chicago Day 2022

The One Chicago franchise celebrated their much anticipated, annual One Chicago Day last week, where traditionally, cast members treat their fans to exclusive interviews, discuss their favorite scenes, and answers questions from the fans. If you’re a fan of NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. and you missed this once a year event, we’ve got you covered. … Continue reading “Special coverage of One Chicago Day 2022”

Comedian Negin Farsad brings her newly minted hour to Chicago

Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American Muslim comedian bringing her newly minted hour to Chicago! She is no stranger to the city as she is a regular panelist on the beloved NPR/WBEZ show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.  Farsad presents an evening of standup-comedy-meets-TEDTalk-meets-ethnic-lady. She cycles through her life as an Iranian-American Muslim, married to a black … Continue reading “Comedian Negin Farsad brings her newly minted hour to Chicago”

Reel Women: Angie Gaffney, Executive Director at IFA Chicago, film producer

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Angie Gaffney are making “Herstory.” Strong, confident, capable, Angie Gaffney is a true renaissance woman … Continue reading “Reel Women: Angie Gaffney, Executive Director at IFA Chicago, film producer”

38th Chicago Latino Film Festival screens two films at Instituto Cervantes

The 38th Chicago Latino Film Festival announced two special screenings at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St.: Nicolás Postioglione’s feature debut Immersion on Sunday, April 24th and the U.S. Premiere of Javier Espada’s new documentary Buñuel, a Surrealist Filmmaker on Thursday, April 28th. Both events start at 6 p.m. with a reception preceding the screening … Continue reading “38th Chicago Latino Film Festival screens two films at Instituto Cervantes”

REEL WOMEN: Rebecca Considine of SpeedPro Chicago Loop

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2022 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Women like Rebecca Considine are making “Herstory.” Alongside her partner Eric Lazar, … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Rebecca Considine of SpeedPro Chicago Loop”

Merri Dee Chicago’s homegrown broadcasting legend has passed at 85

American philanthropist and former WGN-TV (Channel 9) television journalist, who survived a kidnapping and murder attempt, Merri Dee passed away at age 85. Her death was confirmed Wednesday by a statement shared by WGN,  “Chicago’s Very Own, Merri Dee, was a one-of-a-kind legend. From WGN staff announcer to hosting parade telecasts, telethons and even the … Continue reading “Merri Dee Chicago’s homegrown broadcasting legend has passed at 85”

Here’s what’s filming on the streets of Chicago for the week of March 21

Chicago continues to be a busy hub for filming features, tv and streaming content, documentaries, and commercials – to the dismay of some and the delight of others. Overall, residents learn to accept the negatives with the positives if they want to live in a city so iconic that it has become a major powerhouse … Continue reading “Here’s what’s filming on the streets of Chicago for the week of March 21”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Closer’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Closer, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: When a young man is shot outside the Cárabo Bakery, the team works to connect the shooting to bakery owner Javier Escano, who … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Closer’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Gone’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Gone, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The unit scrambles to search for one of their own who is in grave danger. Below are exclusive set pics and the promotional spot that … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Gone’”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken

There is a new episode this week on Chicago Med titled Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan’s cop instincts come to life when he suspects his patient may be a drug dealer. Will must … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Things Meant to be Bent Not Broken”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Blood Relation’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Blood Relation, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: The team searches for a brutal killer with a signature modus operandi; Burgess and Ruzek double down in their fight to retain custody of … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Blood Relation’”

25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival begins this week

As the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center prepares for its 25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF), they pause to pay tribute to the people of the Ukraine. Our thoughts and hearts turn to Ukraine as we prepare to open our 25th EU Film Fest: Ways to Help … Continue reading “25th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival begins this week”

The Chicago Auto Show featured the debut of an array of vehicles

The 2022 Chicago Auto Show concluded its 10-day run at McCormick Place on Presidents Day. This month, eager attendees traveled to McCormick Place to get a look at the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and EVs, including a brand-new indoor electric vehicle test track which featured a variety of new models.  Despite facing ongoing hurdles of … Continue reading “The Chicago Auto Show featured the debut of an array of vehicles”

Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘Reality Leaves a lot to the Imagination’

Chicago Med is back with new episodes. Here are the pics and promo for the new episode this week titled Reality Leaves A Lot To The Imagination airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan and Archer diagnose a pregnant woman with a … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo ‘Reality Leaves a lot to the Imagination’”

Will there be a One Chicago crossover event this season?

One Chicago is known to have one night each season when Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago P.D. all come together in a three hour epic crossover event, sharing one storyline, with key characters ‘crossing over’ into all three shows.  However, the past two years have been difficult on all of us as we navigate … Continue reading “Will there be a One Chicago crossover event this season?”

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – an intimate look at segregation in Chicago

Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America, and it comes at a cost. The Metropolitan Planning Council found that segregation costs the region $4.4 billion in lost income, 83,000 fewer bachelor’s degrees, and about 200 lives cut short by homicides every year. Throughout 2022, WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION initiative will put a human … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION – an intimate look at segregation in Chicago”

Our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Chicago films

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and with the global pandemic, many couples are choosing to stream movies at home “and chill”. There are many romantic movies filmed in the windy city and we’ve taken the time to compile a list of the top ten best romantic films set in Chicago that you can … Continue reading “Our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Chicago films”

COX + Picture North + FCB Chicago sending hugs in new campaign

COX Communications teams up with FCB Chicago and Picture North to show how technology can provide new ways of connecting. What does a hug mean? During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way people think about hugs has drastically changed. As lockdowns have come and gone, there has been a collective strain on relationships, forcing citizens across … Continue reading “COX + Picture North + FCB Chicago sending hugs in new campaign”

Life imitates art with a daring real-life rescue on the set of Chicago Med

Three Chicago Med crew members make a daring real-life rescue. If you are lucky enough to know a fireman or first responder, then no doubt you have witnessed a rare breed, and the abundance of compassion that calls them to duty. The call to save lives does not end when they clock out and leave … Continue reading “Life imitates art with a daring real-life rescue on the set of Chicago Med”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’

This week’s pics and promo for a new episode of Chicago P.D. titled To Protect, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. As the promo suggest, the team works together to identify the head of the brutal Los Temidos gang. While Voight dives deeper into his informant Anna Avalos, his choice could have life-threatening consequences when … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘To Protect’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Lies is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Voight employs his new informant to help solve a tricky drug trafficking case. Atwater, who once again struggles to reconcile his personal and professional life, reaches a decision.  Below are … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Lies’”

Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) is reportedly in talks to star in his first official television role ever in the miniseries The Devil in the White City. According to Deadline, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will executive produce. The limited series, based on the 2003 novel by Erik Larson is set in Chicago in … Continue reading “Keanu Reeves to film miniseries The Devil in the White City in Chicago”

Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms

The Chicago Indie Critics have announced the nominees for their sixth annual film awards. Leading all films with nine nominations is Netflix’s The Power of the Dog, directed by Best Director nominee Jane Campion. The dramatic western also received nominations for Best Studio Film, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Supporting … Continue reading “Power of the Dog, Dune lead Chicago Indie Critics noms”

The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021

Human beings are social animals. Personal contact and social interaction with others is simply essential. In opposition, Covid created lock downs, quarantines and generally created a need to rethink how we communicate with each other. Because communicate, we must. Although we all had hopes for 2021, it has pushed, provoked, squished and forced its way upon us … Continue reading “The Best of Reel Chicago interviews in 2021”

Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021

Here are the top 21 stories on Reel Chicago in 2021. There were over 2500 stories between Reel Chicago and our sister publication Reel 360. With a record breaking total of 1.4 million views this year. Whether our stories were about the resurgence of film & TV production, the Reel Ad of the Week, or … Continue reading “Reel Chicago top 21 stories for 2021”

Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44

Chicago native and longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson passed away on Tuesday of colon cancer complications at age 44.  Dickerson’s wife, Caitlin, died two years ago from melanoma, tragically at the very same hospice care facility where he passed away. Caitlin Dickerson had undergone treatment for melanoma and its complications for eight years … Continue reading “Jeff Dickerson longtime ESPN Chicago Bears reporter passes away at 44”

Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever

Chicago will be welcoming the new year with the largest fireworks display ever. A 1.5-mile-long free fireworks display will begin at midnight and can be viewed along the Chicago River from Wolf Point near the Franklin/Orleans Street bridge to the east of Columbus Drive to Navy Pier. For public safety, the Riverwalk will be closed early … Continue reading “Chicago will ring in the new year with largest fireworks display ever”

Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide

Kidd and Severide spoiler alert! Do not read if you have not watched the mid-season finale of Chicago Fire! Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) finally returned home to the apartment she shares with Severide (Taylor Kinney), very briefly during the last few seconds of the mid-season finale. The question remains, after almost ghosting Severide and … Continue reading “Chicago Fire fans should be worried about the future of Kidd and Severide”

Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max

Station Eleven, a ten-episode limited series drama filmed in Chicago, premiered last Thursday on HBO Max. No, it’s not just another sensational tale of global pandemic. Station Eleven, receiving a whopping 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, is based on the international award winning bestseller of the same name, by Canadian novelist Emily St. John Mandel. A … Continue reading “Filmed in Chicago, Station Eleven is a hit on HBO Max”

Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire

During the 200th episode of Chicago Fire, after nearly 10 years and 200 episodes, Jesse Spencer‘s character Matthew Casey made a life-altering decision to move to Oregon, which led to him being written off of the series. The character Matt Casey decided in the episode prior that he was going to leave Chicago because he … Continue reading “Plans for Brett and Casey in the second half of Chicago Fire”

Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign

Havas Chicago has launched The Good Neighbor News campaign that is all about spreading positive news in a time where negative news is thriving. According to Pew Research Center, over 70% of Americans suffer from negative news fatigue. To combat, The Good Neighbor News campaign included a Time Square activation which features a constant scroll … Continue reading “Havas Chicago launches attack on negative news with Good News campaign”

Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises

In the spirit of giving, the One Chicago franchise has gifted fans with Christmas episodes of all our favorites including our heroes on Chicago Fire, with a very special surprise! The Chicago Fire episode titled Winterfest begins with Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) looking at his text messages before soberly leaving his home to go to … Continue reading “Chicago Fire mid-season finale recap Winterfest is full of surprises”

Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’

It’s that time of year again! Decorate the tree, get a nice cup of cocoa, and cozy up on the couch to watch the One Chicago dramas presenting their holiday episodes. Chicago Med did not disappoint with their final episode before holiday hiatus. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. will return with new episodes on Wednesday, … Continue reading “Chicago Med recap of winter finale ‘Secret Santa Has a Gift for You’”

Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

Congratulations nominees and winners! There were 71 categories this year with 80 award winners. The 63rd Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, held on Sunday evening was a well produced virtual presentation hosted by comedian Pat McGann who paid tribute throughout the evening to the hosts of the past. Bob Newhart dropped by virtually for a delightlful … Continue reading “Congratulations to the winners of the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards”

Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You

Chicago Med has a new episode titled Secret Santa Has A Gift For You airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  This will be the final episode for Season 7 in 2021. Chicago Med, Fire and P.D. return for their 2022 premiere date on Wednesday, January 5 With more than one character keeping … Continue reading “Chicago Med final episode in 2021 Secret Santa Has A Gift For You”

Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel

Filmed on location in Chicago, Disney Channel Original Movie Christmas Again, premieres on Disney Channel and Disney+. Christmas Again was directed by Andy Fickman (Race to Witch Mountain) and written by Doan La (Black Friday). Andy Fickman also serves as an executive producer with long-time producing partner Betsy Sullenger (Liv & Maddie). Disney Channel fan-favorite Scarlett … Continue reading “Chicago made ‘Christmas Again’ premieres on Disney Channel”

List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5

The 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards will be a virtual presentation held on Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 pm. Comedian Pat McGann, the South Side Chicago native who hosted the Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards in 2016 and 2020, returns to emcee the show this year and legendary Bob Newhart is expected to make a guest appearance. The virtual presentation … Continue reading “List of nominees for the 63rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Dec 5”

Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by WarnerMedia OneFifty, has announced the final selection of its NewNarratives artist grant program. Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola has been awarded the NewNarratives inaugural grant for 2021. The program is committed to identifying one winner who would be awarded a grant ranging between $10,000 and $100,000, to be determined based … Continue reading “Chicago filmmaker Jim Vendiola awarded NewNarratives inaugural grant”

Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program

ViacomCBS announced the seven writers selected to participate in the ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program for 2021-2022. Currently in its 18th year and helmed by the ViacomCBS Office of Global Inclusion, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for writers. The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with ViacomCBS executive mentors, who help them develop a new piece … Continue reading “Chicagoan Margaret Lebron chosen for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program”

Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving

The family-friendly holiday movie Christmas with Felicity, directed by award-winning, Chicago-based filmmaker, Jack C. Newell (Monuments), will premiere on AMC+ Thanksgiving Day, November 25.  While Christmas with Felicity is primarily set in the fictitious Wisconsin town of Aspen Grove, the majority of the film was shot on location in Historic Downtown Long Grove and included … Continue reading “Chicago made Christmas with Felicity premieres on AMC+ on Thanksgiving”

Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley

Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series, Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams will take to the national stage starring in Me, Myself & Shirley, a one-woman show, for a limited US tour across nineteen cities beginning in January 2022. Produced by Duggan & Zucker Entertainment, the legendary star of the … Continue reading “Cindy Williams in Chicago with one-woman show Me, Myself & Shirley”

Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend

The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend, 40th Anniversary Edition, teaches readers how to make a perfect cheesecake just in time for the holidays. Also included are festive savory dishes from Eli’s The Place For Steak, one of Chicago’s most popular dining spots from 1966-2005.  In addition to over 100 recipes, the cookbook takes readers … Continue reading “Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook: Remarkable Recipes from a Chicago Legend”

Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Dylan’s loyalty to Med and the police department is challenged when an old family friend and veteran cop exhibits … Continue reading “Chicago Med: pics & promo Just as a Snake Sheds its Skin”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Fractures is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team investigates the stabbing of a father with two young daughters, they begin to suspect there is more to the story than meets the eye. The … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Fractures’”

Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure

Brett Dalton has been added to the Chicago Fire cast in a recurring role as interim Lieutenant  Jason Pelham after Jesse Spencer’s departure from the series. Dalton made his debut in this week’s episode. As Reel Chicago reported in October, during the 200th episode of the series Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) made a “life-altering decision” … Continue reading “Brett Dalton added to Chicago Fire cast after Jesse Spencer’s departure”

DOC CHICAGO: mini-conference by and for Chicago Doc filmmakers

After a year’s hiatus, DOC CHICAGO returns to bring Chicago-area documentary filmmakers together to learn from each other, exchange ideas, and connect. The free hybrid mini-conference runs Friday, Nov 5 – Sunday, Nov 7. Friday afternoon’s sessions and Sunday’s grant writing workshop will be held online, while an in-person gathering will take place on Saturday, … Continue reading “DOC CHICAGO: mini-conference by and for Chicago Doc filmmakers”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Trust Me’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Trust Me is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team works to bring down a drug ring, Voight builds trust with a new informant. However, it soon becomes clear she has a plan of her own.  … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Trust Me’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘End of Watch’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled End of Watch is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Ruzek reunites with an old colleague to take down a crime ring but when things don’t add up, Voight and Burgess do some investigating of their own. Below … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘End of Watch’”

Jesse Spencer leaves Chicago Fire after 10 seasons

When Reel Chicago reported about the Season 10 premiere of Chicago Fire in September we mentioned that Jesse Spencer had not publicly confirmed whether his contract had been renewed. At that time we were speculating about the relationship between Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Sylvie Brett (Kara Killmer). It seems that his contract has not … Continue reading “Jesse Spencer leaves Chicago Fire after 10 seasons”

Chicago Critics Film Festival announces full lineup

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA), today announces the complete lineup, schedule and special guests expected for the eighth Chicago Critics Film Festival, November 12-14. The festival opens with the Chicago premiere of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, starring Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley and Peter Sarsgaard. The weekend-long festival will close with … Continue reading “Chicago Critics Film Festival announces full lineup”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Burnside’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Burnside is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: As the team works to solve a deadly shooting in Burnside, Atwater realizes he has a very personal connection to the case. Below are exclusive set … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Burnside’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘In The Dark’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled In The Dark is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: When Upton and Ruzek answer an emergency call to an abandoned house, their investigation leads them down a dark path. Below are exclusive … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘In The Dark’”

Chicago Film Society is back screening difficult movies for difficult people

After spending the pandemic experimenting with new hobbies–bread-baking, zine-making, whittling, etc.–Chicago Film Society returns to “the only thing we ever knew how to do” — programming difficult movies for difficult people. “We are planning a demi-season of select attractions at the Music Box Theatre. Won’t you join us?” Contrary to recent reports of the death … Continue reading “Chicago Film Society is back screening difficult movies for difficult people”

Interview: writer and director of ‘Ghostwriter’ beautifully filmed in Chicago

Ghostwriter is a beautifully filmed black and white Indie film, about a bartender who, as a once published writer, has struggled for years with his second novel, and how he helps a combat veteran face his fears over completing a short story about his time in Iraq. Filmed in Chicago, the film is written by … Continue reading “Interview: writer and director of ‘Ghostwriter’ beautifully filmed in Chicago”

Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Be The Change You Want To See

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med titled Be The Change You Want To See airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode Be The Change You Want To See: Dylan and Will deal with a dishonest patient whose lupus is in … Continue reading “Chicago Med: this week’s pics & promo Be The Change You Want To See”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘The One Next to Me’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled The One Next to Me is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Halstead’s past resurfaces when a former Army colleague is implicated in a deadly blast; as the FBI launches an investigation into … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘The One Next to Me’”

Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Rage’

This week’s new episode of Chicago P.D. titled Rage is airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: When a P.D. informant is murdered, the team digs in to track down the perpetrator only to learn a shocking truth; Voight and Ruzek strategize … Continue reading “Chicago PD: this week’s pics & promo ‘Rage’”

Chicago PD: What’s in store for the premiere of Season 9

After a long summer of waiting for new episodes, the Chicago P.D. Season 9 premiere is almost upon us with just a couple of days from the start of the new season and the return of One Chicago Wednesdays! In this Season 9 premiere, officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati) fights for her life as the … Continue reading “Chicago PD: What’s in store for the premiere of Season 9”

Chicago Med: How Season 7 deals with major cast changes

Chicago Med returns for its Season 7 on September 22, but when the One Chicago medical drama returns there are going to be two beloved characters Dr. Natalie Manning, and Nurse April Sexton notably missing from the halls of Gaffney Medical Center as well as the introduction of two new cast regulars. After six seasons … Continue reading “Chicago Med: How Season 7 deals with major cast changes”

Jason Sudeikis gives a shout out to Chicago in Emmy acceptance speech

Our predictions on Reel 360 became a reality as Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, one of the most hilarious shows on television, took home seven Emmys after being nominated for an impressive 20 awards. The series won best comedy after Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein all scored acting accolades. This broke the record for … Continue reading “Jason Sudeikis gives a shout out to Chicago in Emmy acceptance speech”

Chicago Fire: What we can expect in the Season 10 premiere

After a long summer, the One Chicago shows Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. come roaring back beginning September 22nd for the new season. Among the most anticipated returns is Chicago Fire, which kicks off Season 10 this Wednesday. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting to discover if our team will survive the boat accident … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: What we can expect in the Season 10 premiere”

Chicago Humanities Festival announces star-studded Fall line-up

Chicago Humanities Festival announced a star-studded line-up of Hollywood celebs, South Side legends, and global newsmakers in a wide-ranging celebration of Chicago that will run throughout the fall. Headliners include Tony Award-winning actor and singer Sutton Foster; Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard with his brother, actor Clint Howard; Design Matters podcast host Debbie Millman; actor and former White … Continue reading “Chicago Humanities Festival announces star-studded Fall line-up”

One Chicago Wednesdays are back soon. Here’s the new trailer

NBC has released a dramatic new trailer promoting the upcoming new season of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD.  This emotionally charged teaser brings together the cast of all three One Chicago dramas. With less than two weeks until the season premiere, we get our first look at scenes from the upcoming Season 10 of Chicago Fire, Season … Continue reading “One Chicago Wednesdays are back soon. Here’s the new trailer”

One Chicago is keeping us close to our favorites until season premiere

One Chicago has done a good job keeping us close to our favorite characters on Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. while being very careful not to reveal any spoilers before the season premiere. All three shows closed last season with nail-biting, cliffhanger finales and the One Chicago series has given us quite a … Continue reading “One Chicago is keeping us close to our favorites until season premiere”

Creative Hustle brings Chicago’s most talented under one roof

Award-winning writer, producer, and actor Jay Davis (Not Another Black Movie, Choke On That: The Series, and Not Another Zombie Movie) presents Creative Hustle! This is a brand new show that brings creative entertainers of all kinds together on one platform to cultivate an unforgettable experience where you will leave with your stomach hurting from laughter, … Continue reading “Creative Hustle brings Chicago’s most talented under one roof”

City of Chicago sues Grubhub and DoorDash for deceptive tactics

On Friday, August 27, 2021, Mayor Lightfoot, Acting Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Ken Meyer, and Corporation Counsel Celia Meza announced that the City of Chicago has filed two lawsuits against Grubhub and DoorDash. These lawsuits are the result of a collaborative investigation led by BACP and the City’s Law Department. They are … Continue reading “City of Chicago sues Grubhub and DoorDash for deceptive tactics”

There’s a new doctor in town on Chicago Med

It seems there is a new doctor in town on Chicago Med this fall with the casting of television veteran Michael Rady in a new role for the show’s upcoming Season 7. As revealed by cast member Steven Weber on Instagram, Rady will be joining the cast of Chicago Med. We have received a confirmation … Continue reading “There’s a new doctor in town on Chicago Med”

ONE School opens applications for Fall in Chicago

Following a successful first year, ONE School, the groundbreaking free portfolio school for Black creatives, has opened applications for its Fall 2021 programs run out of Atlanta and Chicago. The results-oriented online program has already made a substantial contribution to adding diversity to the industry: six cohorts run out of Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and … Continue reading “ONE School opens applications for Fall in Chicago”

NBC releases teaser for the new season of the One Chicago series

NBC has released its first new teaser for the upcoming fall season of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med bringing together the casts of the One Chicago three hit dramas in an emotionally charged teaser. In the new teaser, NBC weaves together clips from the most recent seasons of Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD with a voiceover … Continue reading “NBC releases teaser for the new season of the One Chicago series”

Wolf Entertainment wants to name a Chicago Fire character after you

Have you ever thought about appearing on Chicago Fire? Of course you have. What’s the next best thing, how about having a character named after you? Now you can possibly join the ranks of Jesse, Taylor and Lauren. Wolf Entertainment, the company behind Chicago Fire, Med and P.D., has launched a fun new contest. Beginning … Continue reading “Wolf Entertainment wants to name a Chicago Fire character after you”

SHOWTIME / The Chi makes $500k donation to Greencorps Chicago

SHOWTIME, and cast members from its Chicago-based hit show The Chi, along with community leaders, today to announce a $500,000 donation from the network to the City’s Greencorps Chicago green job training program and the Chicago Public Art Group. The funding will support and invest in the City’s South and West sides, which have served … Continue reading “SHOWTIME / The Chi makes $500k donation to Greencorps Chicago”

Chicago Med announces new cast changes for Season 7

After the shocking departures of Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto near the end of Season 6 of Chicago Med, we all knew that those empty positions would need to be filled before filming begins. Chicago Med new cast openings have been filled by Guy Lockard (The Village and The Blacklist) and Kristen Hager (Condor and … Continue reading “Chicago Med announces new cast changes for Season 7”

Exclusive photos of Chicago Fire first day of filming

The 10th season of Chicago Fire has officially begun and what better location to film on the first day than Engine Company No. 51. It was a beautiful summer day in Chicago, 73° and partly sunny when Engine 51 pulled out of the station house yesterday morning. The cast looked relaxed and refreshed and the … Continue reading “Exclusive photos of Chicago Fire first day of filming”

Who’s in and who’s out on Chicago Med for season 7

Chicago Med will return for season 7 with five of its incredibly talented original cast members. According to Deadline S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Nick Gehlfuss, and Brian Tee have all signed new contracts for season 7 & 8. Remaining original cast member Marlyne Barrett has one more year on her existing contract and also … Continue reading “Who’s in and who’s out on Chicago Med for season 7”

Hanako Greensmith returns as Chicago Fire series regular

After we reported the news that Chicago Fire Series Regular, Adriyan Rae exited Chicago Fire on “great terms” at the end of March, fans have been anxiously anticipating to hear if Violet would officially become a permanent fixture on the NBC hit show. It was announced by TVLine on Friday that Hanako Greensmith, who plays … Continue reading “Hanako Greensmith returns as Chicago Fire series regular”

‘I Dream of a Psychopomp’ announces Chicago premiere

How Bizarre Pictures just announced the red carpet world premiere screening event for writer/director Danny Villanueva Jr.’s debut feature-length supernatural drama/horror anthology film, I Dream of a Psychopomp. The film, which opens in September at the Music Box Theatre, in Chicago, stars Jillian Lebling (Bridge of Spies, The Blacklist), Elohim Peña, Ben Shaul, Peter Knox, … Continue reading “‘I Dream of a Psychopomp’ announces Chicago premiere”

ION Television lands Chicago Fire, series debuts June 15

ION Television has added Chicago Fire to its lineup, marking the first broadcast syndication deal for the long-running fan favorite series. Its agreement with NBCUniversal Global Distribution gives ION all nine seasons and 195 episodes of the popular drama from Dick Wolf’s highly successful One Chicago franchise.  ION will air Chicago Fire on Tuesdays beginning June 15, with episodes all day beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Chicago Fire joins sister series Chicago … Continue reading “ION Television lands Chicago Fire, series debuts June 15”

Coors celebrates reopening with Chicago Chill Day

After many long months of limited capacity and necessary restrictions, we are ready to return to all the places and things we love about our hometown of Chicago. To celebrate the move to Phase 5 this weekend, join Coors Light and Arc Worldwide this Saturday, June 12 to celebrate “Chill Day” across Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and the greater metropolitan … Continue reading “Coors celebrates reopening with Chicago Chill Day”

Open Chicago Night at the Museums this Friday night

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with Chicago museum leadership, today announced for one night only, select Chicago museums will be open late for visitors under the Mayor’s Open Chicago initiative as the city moves to Phase 5, Friday, June 11.   The move to fully reopen the city makes Chicago the largest city in the … Continue reading “Open Chicago Night at the Museums this Friday night”

Spotlight: Michael Pressman EP/Director Chicago Med

As an executive producer and director on Chicago Med, Michael Pressman is a chameleon when it comes to creating television. He has worked behind the camera on half a dozen series, and is a key figure in developing the characters viewers have come to love. While they were preparing to shoot the finale for this … Continue reading “Spotlight: Michael Pressman EP/Director Chicago Med”

2021 Chicago beach season kicks off this weekend

22 beaches have officially opened for the 2021 season. The return of beach season is another step forward with Open Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot‘s initiative to safely and fully reopen the city. This marks the first time Chicago beaches have opened for public use since September 2, 2019, due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions. The 2021 beach … Continue reading “2021 Chicago beach season kicks off this weekend”

Our Top 10 list of the best TV shows set in Chicago

As we say goodbye to our favorite heroes from One Chicago for the summer, it’s fun to look back on all the amazing TV shows set in the Windy City over the years. Chicago has been a production powerhouse for decades and has given us some of the best movies and TV shows that were … Continue reading “Our Top 10 list of the best TV shows set in Chicago”

Anthony Michael Hall & Debbie Gibson to film in Chicago

Monaco Films is set to begin production on The Class this summer in Chicago. The coming of age high school drama will star Anthony Michael Hall and Broadway actress and pop icon Debbie Gibson. Also joining the cast is an ensemble of the newest generation of Hollywood’s rising television actors. The Class, written by Nicholas Celozzi, (Shattered, The Lost … Continue reading “Anthony Michael Hall & Debbie Gibson to film in Chicago”

Chicago producer, director offers NFT distribution

Chicago Producer Anthony Gibson and Director Zach Lona are introducing a new distribution mode with their feature film He Who Lives in Hidden Lakes, a wacky mockumentary comedy about faith and folklore. The film will be released this year via Film Hub, but only after it has been auctioned off as an NFT- that’s a … Continue reading “Chicago producer, director offers NFT distribution”

Andrea Diquez named DDB Chicago CEO

DDB North America today announced the addition of a new leader at the helm of their Chicago office. Andrea Diquez joins DDB Chicago as Chief Executive Officer. DDB looks to Diquez’s inspirational leadership to ignite growth for the region’s largest office. “Andrea is bringing an incredible set of skills and experience to DDB Chicago,” says North America CEO Justin Thomas-Copeland. … Continue reading “Andrea Diquez named DDB Chicago CEO”

Chicago Med says goodbye to two original cast members

As NBC’s Chicago Med is nearing the end of their 6th season, Chicago says goodbye to two original cast members, Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto. The departures come as the initial contracts of Chicago Med’s original cast are up for renewal. DeCosta chose to leave at the end of her contract and quickly received an … Continue reading “Chicago Med says goodbye to two original cast members”

It’s a wrap for the season on One Chicago

Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med officially wrap today for the season. Congratulations to the cast and crew. You are our heroes! 2020 was a hard year for everyone on the planet. Keeping our favorite TV shows on the air through these difficult times was a HUGE endeavor for all involved. While the actors … Continue reading “It’s a wrap for the season on One Chicago”

Music and more, summer events reopen across Chicago

“Open Culture” signals the reopening of summer events in Chicago’s diverse and legendary cultural scene with music, dance, public art, markets, and more at Millennium Park and venues citywide. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Choose Chicago, and Chicago’s cultural community announced “Open Culture” — the next phase … Continue reading “Music and more, summer events reopen across Chicago”

‘One Chicago’ fans, get ready for May Sweeps

May sweeps are here and that is good news for One Chicago fans. Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire will run new episodes every Wednesday in May until the finale on May 26. The Reel Chicago staff has been planning a One Chicago finale party. If you’re planning to do the same, here’s a … Continue reading “‘One Chicago’ fans, get ready for May Sweeps”

Mayor Lightfoot announces the launch of Open Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the launch of Open Chicago, the latest initiative to safely and fully reopen the city. Open Chicago’s initial programming will feature activated, re-imagined, and pop-up spaces for Chicago residents to enjoy. These spaces will either build on ongoing Chicago traditions, are expanded from programs that launched last year, or … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces the launch of Open Chicago”

How two Chicago guys made a #1 box office hit

Reel Chicago talks with the Chicago writing team Danny Kravitz and Chris Charles about how they managed to take The Marksman to the #1 box office hit. Universal Pictures is releasing the film on digital platforms on April 27 followed by on-demand platforms and Blu-ray/DVD on May 11. In anticipation of the digital release of … Continue reading “How two Chicago guys made a #1 box office hit”

Skydeck Chicago reopens with new interactive museum

EQ Office announces the exciting reopening of Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower to the public on April 23 after completing an extensive redevelopment, raising the bar once again for the world-renowned experience. The revamped Skydeck Chicago—already rated a Top 10 destination by Tripadvisor.com—will provide a can’t miss, one-stop attraction to discover and see all that the city of Chicago offers from an incomparable … Continue reading “Skydeck Chicago reopens with new interactive museum”

Chicago’s Paul Raci wins Spirit Award for Metal

Chicago was once again represented at an awards show and no, the film didn’t begin with Trial or Ma. After being shut out of Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and winning a BAFTA, Chicago-born Paul Raci won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his critically-acclaimed performance in Sound of … Continue reading “Chicago’s Paul Raci wins Spirit Award for Metal”

RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’

This week’s Chicago Med, ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’ is a crossover episode with Chicago Fire and showcases Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Archer (Steven Weber) having to go in the field to aid a victim on-site, Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) dealing with a complicated patient. In addition, when Carol’s (Margaret Colin) condition … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’”

Chicago Park District announces “Arts 77” arts reopening

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, DCASE, and the Chicago Park District announced “Arts 77” — a citywide arts recovery and reopening plan for all of Chicago’s 77 community areas, representing an initial investment of over $60 million to support local artists and organizations. Additional updates regarding financial grants and programs to support arts recovery will follow in … Continue reading “Chicago Park District announces “Arts 77” arts reopening”

Chicago Med set pics ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’

There is a new episode on this week’s Chicago Med  titled ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’ airing this Wednesday at 7 PM CST on NBC 5.  Some behind the scenes news, this episode is directed by Chicago Justice star Carl Weathers. One Chicago fans know Carl from playing State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies on Chicago Justice, a role that he … Continue reading “Chicago Med set pics ‘Some Things Are Worth The Risk’”

Handmaid Tale’s Moss to shoot new series in Chicago

Cameras are set to roll next month on the new Apple series The Shining Girls starring Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Invisble Man), for its streaming service. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is set to produce. Described by Los Angeles-based MRC Entertainment as “a metaphysical thriller,” and not to be confused with the … Continue reading “Handmaid Tale’s Moss to shoot new series in Chicago”

RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’

Chicago Med‘s Wednesday episode Letting Go Only to Come Together begins with Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) telling Natalie’s mother a suspenseful story. He’s at the Manning house, where Natalie’s mom (Margaret Colin) is doing her best to interrogate him regarding his family. She seems to be well aware of Crockett’s backstory, and he further reveals … Continue reading “RECAP: Chicago Med ‘Letting Go Only to Come Together’”