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 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 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’”

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’”

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’”

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’”

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 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 PD this week’s pics & promo “The Radical Truth”

This week’s episode of Chicago P.D. is titled The Radical Truth. In a new episode airing Wednesday, Adam’s (Patrick John Flueger) troublesome father (Jack Coleman) returns as Bob Ruzek. It’s Coleman’s first appearance in a few seasons and he continues to give his son problems when Ruzek has to rescue his father with the help … Continue reading “Chicago PD this week’s pics & promo “The Radical Truth””

Chicago PD LaRoyce Hawkins up for NAMIC Vision Award

Congratulations are in order for Chicago P.D. star LaRoyce Hawkins, who has been nominated for a NAMIC Vision Award in the Best Performance – Drama category. “I’m grateful. It means that we’re storytellers in the right direction,” LaRoyce said. “I’m always in it to storytell authentically about not just my hometown, but my culture. To … Continue reading “Chicago PD LaRoyce Hawkins up for NAMIC Vision Award”

New stills from tonight’s Chicago PD ‘Protect and Serve’

One Chicago is back this Wednesday with new episodes and NBC has released new stills from this week’s exciting Chicago PD Season 8, Episode 8, ‘Protect and Serve‘. In the episode, veteran police officer Dave Wheelan pulls over a young Black college student on a traffic violation. The situation quickly escalates out of control and ends with a shooting, … Continue reading “New stills from tonight’s Chicago PD ‘Protect and Serve’”

Chicago PD, Fire & Med return to production in September

Sources tell Reel Chicago that the Chicago P.D. team will begin to return the second week of August with a scheduled Chicago shoot date on September 22. A few Chicago P.D. production personnel have begun to prep for COVID regulations before the crews arrive. Chicago Med and Chicago Fire are also said to follow the … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Fire & Med return to production in September”

Chicago PD, Fire, and Med now streaming on Peacock

After months of anticipation, viewers across America can now stream over 1,500 episodes of Wolf Entertainment programming on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. Your favorite Wolf shows available to stream on Peacock include select episodes from the 20 seasons of Law & Order, 10 seasons of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the complete catalog of … Continue reading “Chicago PD, Fire, and Med now streaming on Peacock”

Monica Raymond director of FBI & Chicago PD crossover

For many years, Monica Raymund has been an active member of the Wolf Entertainment team. We have seen her on the screen, most notably in her role as Gabriela Dawson on Chicago Fire, and behind the camera for her directorial debut on Law & Order: SVU. Monica recently directed the special FBI and Chicago P.D. … Continue reading “Monica Raymond director of FBI & Chicago PD crossover”

‘Chicago PD’ Hailey Upton, assigned to Dick Wolf’s ‘FBI’

The popular Chicago PD character, Hailey Upton, played by Tracy Spiridakos, was dispatched tonight by her commanding officer, Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe, to serve a temporary assignment at the New York Bureau of the FBI. In an exciting twist for television fans, Spiridakos will guest star as Upton on the Dick Wolf popular … Continue reading “‘Chicago PD’ Hailey Upton, assigned to Dick Wolf’s ‘FBI’”

Esai Morales joins “Chicago PD” in major new role

ESAI MORALES (NYPD BLUE) is back on the beat with a new recurring role on “Chicago PD,” as Chief Lugo, a 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. The new character will be introduced in a three-show crossover, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chief Lugo grew up and flourished in the “old style” policing methods of the department. Now, he’s doing his best as a chief to steer the CPD towards the new style of policing.

Chicago Fire, Med and PD will move from Hulu to Peacock

The news is official, shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, Saturday Night Live, and The Voice will be moving to Peacock exclusively in the fall as the streaming giants are once again shuffling their content. NBC Universal has terminated its agreement to license shows to Walt Disney controlled Hulu and intends to move … Continue reading “Chicago Fire, Med and PD will move from Hulu to Peacock”

Chicago devastated, Cusack allegedly assaulted by CPD

With 699 arrests, more than 80 people shot, a dozen killed and even more injured this was one of Chicago’s deadliest weekends in recent memory. As mayhem and chaos spread across the city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the Chicago P.D. and eventually, the National Guard attempted to maintain peace as more than 3,000 protestors, including … Continue reading “Chicago devastated, Cusack allegedly assaulted by CPD”

The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge

David Eigenberg hosts a trivia game for contestants from Chicago Fire: Kara Killmer and Miranda Rae Mayo. Chicago P.D.: LaRoyce Hawkins, Jason Beghe and Tracy Spiridakos. Chicago Med: Dominic Rains, Brian Tee and Nick Gehlfuss. All while raising money for myfooddrive.org As part of their continued efforts to support the community, the One Chicago family … Continue reading “The Chicago Med, Fire & PD Food Bank Trivia Challenge”

‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD

We can never get enough of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD. Just in time to fill the void until next season resumes, you can have a one-on-one with the cast from all your favorite Dick Wolf TV series. Wolf Entertainment, who brings us the shows we love to love, has introduced Conversations with … Continue reading “‘Conversations with Cast’ of Chicago Med, Fire and PD”

UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production

All three Chicago Dick Wolf shows Chicago Med, PD and Fire have halted production and will not be returning until next season. In addition to the Chicago shows, the list includes other Wolf series Law & Order: SVU for NBC and FBI for CBS, as well as NBC’s New Amsterdam — all from Universal Television — upcoming limited series for Peacock Angelyne starring … Continue reading “UPDATED: ‘Chicago Med, PD & Fire’ halt production”

“Chicago Fire” | “PD” | “Med” ping pong battle

Stars of Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise will play for the 100 Club of Chicago at SPiN Chicago on Sunday September 30 The stars of Chicago-based shows’ Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. will battle it out with a friendly table tennis competition to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago. The participating teams will consist … Continue reading ““Chicago Fire” | “PD” | “Med” ping pong battle”

Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, A Good Man

Chicago P.D. has a new episode this week. Here’s this week’s pics and promo for Chicago P.D. titled A Good Man, airing Wednesday at 9 PM CST on NBC. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: When Cruz’s undercover work reveals a lead in a case tracking multiple robberies, the situation escalates quickly, causing … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. pics & promo for a new episode this week, A Good Man”

Chicago P.D. Showrunner shares details about Jesse Lee Soffer’s exit

Chicago P.D. Showrunner Gwen Sigan recently shared details about Jesse Lee Soffer‘s exit and how it will impact the show’s characters.  One Chicago fans were shocked to hear that Soffer, one of the original cast members of Chicago P.D. had announced that he will be officially turning in his badge sometime during the fall season … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. Showrunner shares details about Jesse Lee Soffer’s exit”

Exclusive photos for the Chicago P.D. Season 10 premiere

The entire cast of Chicago P.D. is back to work in these exclusive photos of the Season 10 premiere. When we left our team in the season 9 finale, we were sadden to see the loss of Anna Avalos (Carmela Zumbado) the informant with a troubled past, who was shot and killed, and Hank Voight … Continue reading “Exclusive photos for the Chicago P.D. Season 10 premiere”

New poster designs for Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med

One Chicago fans always look forward to seeing the new poster designs for the upcoming season of their three favorite shows. It’s a bitter sweet moment to see the official photos that often reveal the cast changes for the season. As Reel Chicago reported earlier this week, the big surprise news this season was the … Continue reading “New poster designs for Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med”

Jesse Lee Soffer leaving Chicago P.D. in the Fall

One Chicago fans are shocked to hear that Jesse Lee Soffer, one of the original cast members of Chicago P.D. has announced that he will be officially turning in his badge sometime during the fall season. Soffer, who has played Jay Halstead in every episode since the premier of the show in 2014, will be … Continue reading “Jesse Lee Soffer leaving Chicago P.D. in the Fall”

Chicago P.D.’s Jesse Lee Soffer pays tribute to Anne Heche

It’s been almost a week since Daytime Emmy Award winning actress Anne Heche was taken off life support after donating her organs following a fatal car accident in Los Angeles.  Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Jay Halstead on Chicago P.D., and who has also appeared on Chicago Med, recently shared photos from the last day … Continue reading “Chicago P.D.’s Jesse Lee Soffer pays tribute to Anne Heche”

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance director Myrna Salazar passes at age 75

Co-founder and Director of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), Myrna Salazar has passed away suddenly at age 75, the Alliance announced Thursday in a Facebook post and press release.  The statement reads: It is with tremendous sadness that the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) announces Myrna Salazar, its beloved Co-Founder and Executive Director, passed … Continue reading “Chicago Latino Theater Alliance director Myrna Salazar passes at age 75”

Chicago P.D. Casting News: Benjamin Levy Aguilar returns as series regular

As promised, Reel Chicago will continue to update you on any casting news on One Chicago this season and this one is exciting! Benjamin Levy Aguilar will return to Chicago P.D. as a series regular in Season 10. Deadline reports Aguilar is reprising the role of Dante Torres whom you might remember was introduced in … Continue reading “Chicago P.D. Casting News: Benjamin Levy Aguilar returns as series regular”

Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago Med extras casting info for Season 8

Reel Chicago received a Chicago Casting Alert from AuditionsFree for Chicago Med extras for Season 8. If you feel the desire to be included in the filming of one of the most watched TV series, the agency that handles background casting for Chicago Med is currently looking to cast area locals who would like to work as paid background … Continue reading “Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago Med extras casting info for Season 8”

Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago P.D. extras casting info for Season 10

Reel Chicago received a Chicago Casting Alert from AuditionsFree for Chicago P.D. extras for Season 10. If you feel the desire to be included in one of the most watched TV series, here are all the details to get registered with the agency that is handling the casting for the Chicago P.D. extras, stand-ins, and non-speaking … Continue reading “Chicago Casting Alert: Chicago P.D. extras casting info for Season 10”

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 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”

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”

Leo Burnett Chicago takes second place finalists tally for The One Show

Area 23 New York leads the way with the most finalists entries in The One Show 2022, followed closely by Leo Burnett Chicago. All finalists will win either Gold, Silver or Bronze Pencils or Merits, to be announced on May 19 during Creative Week 2022.   Area 23 New York has 48 finalists entries, including 13 … Continue reading “Leo Burnett Chicago takes second place finalists tally for The One Show”

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”

First ‘smoke less’ cigarette launches national pilot in Chicagoland

The first and only combustible tobacco cigarette containing minimal to non-addictive levels of nicotine and authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help adult smokers smoke less is now available through a national pilot exclusively in select Chicagoland Circle K stores. 22nd Century Group, Inc., a leading agricultural biotechnology company focused on … Continue reading “First ‘smoke less’ cigarette launches national pilot in Chicagoland”

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 Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for Keep You Safe

Chicago Fire pics and promo for a new episode titled Keep You Safe. The episode will air Wednesday at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. Here’s the official information that NBC has made available for Wednesday’s episode: Severide and Kidd work with CPD regarding a suspicious car wreck. Hawkins and Violet’s relationship is in jeopardy. Chloe and Cruz adjust … Continue reading “Chicago Fire: New episode this week, pics & promo for Keep You Safe”

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’”

What’s filming on location in Chicago this week: April 4 – 9

You’ll see lots of grip trucks and honey wagons around Chicago this week. Love it or hate it, if you wonder what has just turned your home into a film studio, Reel Chicago has the list of what is filming on location in Chicago for the week of APRIL 4 – 9. Chicago continues to … Continue reading “What’s filming on location in Chicago this week: April 4 – 9”

Update: New details on the Kwame Amoaku attack

Friday, Reel Chicago reported that beloved Chicago Film Director Kwame Amoaku, was brutally attacked Wednesday morning. He posted on his Facebook page: “This a.m. I was attacked beaten and my car stolen by three kids. Thanks to all who have reached out. I’m in the ICU I’m going to be ok.” His Facebook post was … Continue reading “Update: New details on the Kwame Amoaku attack”

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”

Chicago mourns the death of actress Lindsey Pearlman

Chicago friends, family and co-workers were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of actress Lindsey Pearlman last week when she was found deceased in her car near a popular Los Angeles hiking trail. Lindsey was just 43 years old and had been reported missing a few days prior to the heartbreaking discovery. Full story reported … Continue reading “Chicago mourns the death of actress Lindsey Pearlman”

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”

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”

In memory of Chicago designer Adé Hogue TDC renames BIPOC program

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, has renamed its annual BIPOC student scholarship as the Adé Hogue Scholarship, in memory of the talented young designer.   Adé Hogue Scholarship The organization has renamed its TDC Superscript Scholarship recognizing BIPOC students studying type design at a US college or university as the Adé Hogue Scholarship, in commemoration … Continue reading “In memory of Chicago designer Adé Hogue TDC renames BIPOC program”

World Business Chicago announces new pro-Chicago marketing campaign

World Business Chicago, the city’s economic development agency, announced the rollout of a new marketing campaign centered around the term “pro-Chicago” to highlight key economic achievements in 2021.  The ad campaign will be published online, in print, across social media and on three city expressway digital billboards today through February 22. “Anyone who knows me, knows … Continue reading “World Business Chicago announces new pro-Chicago marketing campaign”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program deadline November 10

The Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program will provide 450 – 500 relief grants to low and moderate income artists and creative workers who are residents of Chicago and have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include freelance artists, arts administrators, teaching artists, artisans, curators, independent cultural producers and creative industry technicians such … Continue reading “Chicago Creative Worker Assistance Program deadline November 10”

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.”

Chicago’s love/hate relationship with major film productions

Chicago’s disenchantment with filmmaking, and how Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the largest film studio in the U.S. partners with their neighbors. The film industry has steadily been growing into a booming business for the City of Chicago and while the business has provided a substantial increase in revenue and jobs for Chicagoans, not everyone is … Continue reading “Chicago’s love/hate relationship with major film productions”

Filmmaking in Chicago is ‘significantly up’ with record breaking production

At the September 30th Committee on Budget and Government Operations meeting Retiring Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly said filmmaking is “significantly up” in Chicago. A record 15 television productions are currently in the city including 61st Street, The Chi, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Work in Progress, Paper Girls, Light Years, … Continue reading “Filmmaking in Chicago is ‘significantly up’ with record breaking production”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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.”

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”

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”

One Show: FCB Chicago wins eight Gold Pencils

FCB Chicago received eight One Show Gold Pencils this year.  They include four Golds with FCBX, Lord + Thomas and Current Global, all in Chicago, for the City of Chicago “Boards of Change” (three in Design, one in Digital Craft), three with FCB New York, Lord + Thomas, and Myles Beeson, both in Chicago, for Michelob ULTRA “Contract for Change” in Integrated, … Continue reading “One Show: FCB Chicago wins eight Gold Pencils”

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 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”

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”

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”

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”

Chicago director, Christian Taylor screening at GI Fest

The directorial debut of Chicago native Christian Taylor with The Girl Who Wore Freedom is an education on empathy. This documentary being shown at the GI Film Festival San Diego tells the untold WWII stories of the men, women, and children of Normandy, France, who lived through German occupation, the D-Day invasion, and the liberation … Continue reading “Chicago director, Christian Taylor screening at GI Fest”

‘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”

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 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’”

Burnett, DDB, FCB represent Chicago at Andy Awards

The Andy Awards announced their winners on April 12 and Leo Burnett, DDB Chicago and FCB Chicago represented the windy city for their work on Kraft Heinz Country Time, Miller Lite and Coors Light respectively. Burnett The Chicago office took home an Idea Andy for their work on Country Time Lemonade’s Littlest Bailout. , which … Continue reading “Burnett, DDB, FCB represent Chicago at Andy Awards”

Recap: Chicago Fire ‘A Couple Hundred Degrees’

In this recap of Wednesday’s Chicago Fire episode “A Couple Hundred Degrees” Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) is teaching a course at the fire academy, and begins a drill where the recruits have to climb up several flights of stairs, pick up a human sized mannequin, and carry it back down the stairs.  A recruit named Mercer … Continue reading “Recap: Chicago Fire ‘A Couple Hundred Degrees’”

Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast

Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD are about a month away from a wrap, but we know when they return next season there will be a few changes to the cast. The Dick Wolf One Chicago franchise is building out its cast. Chicago MedMargaret Colin is joining Chicago Med in a recurring role opposite Torrey DeVitto as Dr. … Continue reading “Dick Wolf’s One Chicago franchise is building out its cast”

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.”

Series Regular, Adriyan Rae exits Chicago Fire

In last week’s episode Double Red, Mackey (Adriyan Rae) was offered a position at another firehouse, which would allow for the opportunity for future advancement. Mackey decided to accept the job offer and transfer.  Rae confirmed her withdrawal from the show in an instagram post, “Though it’s coming to an unexpected end, this journey has … Continue reading “Series Regular, Adriyan Rae exits Chicago Fire”

The CW reboot ‘The 4400’ to shoot in Chicago area

More production news (and potential jobs) for the Chicago production community. After the success of the CW reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger starring Supernatural’s co-leading man Jared Padalecki, Riverdale’s co-executive producers Ariana Jackson and Anna Fricke have been given a straight-to-series order to The 4400, a reimagining of the 2004 USA Network drama. Jackson executive … Continue reading “The CW reboot ‘The 4400’ to shoot in Chicago area”

Episode Recap: Chicago Med – “For the Want of a Nail”

SJ Main Muñoz is the first Latina director to be invited into the Television Academy as part of a diversity initiative and was one of the 2019-20 finalists of NBCUniversal’s Female Forward program. Muñoz has returned to direct her second episode of Chicago Med titled For the Want of a Nail, which aired last night. In … Continue reading “Episode Recap: Chicago Med – “For the Want of a Nail””

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””

Preview pics of this week’s Chicago Fire, “Double Red”

Chicago Fire airs Wednesday (as if you didn’t know it) at 8 PM CST on NBC 5. This week’s episode is titled Double Red. What we do know about this episode is several members of Firehouse 51, Mouch (Christian Stolte), Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende), Darren Ritter (Daniel Kyri) and Gianna Mackey (Adriyan Rae) report for training … Continue reading “Preview pics of this week’s Chicago Fire, “Double Red””

Preview pics of tonight’s Chicago Fire “Escape Route”

Tonight Chicago Fire returns to original episodes and while NBC has not released an official synopsis, we do have hints from the exclusive pics. One thing Chicago viewers can be assured about is Lieutenant Greg Grainger (recurring guest star Jon-Michael Ecker) is still temporarily working at Firehouse 51. Grainger is the firefighter who was immediately … Continue reading “Preview pics of tonight’s Chicago Fire “Escape Route””

2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories

What a year, huh? 2020, which felt like a decade, will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the worst years ever. And who will argue? Certainly not the staff at Reel Chicago. This year, COVID forced productions to shut down. Then start back up. Then shut back down. Then start back up. It … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories”

New photos from One Chicago’s Premiere Night

Next week, TV’s highest rated night of drama returns to WMAQ NBC-5. Filming on One Chicago Night, which includes Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. has been underway at Cinespace Studios for approximately a month and a half now. With premieres scheduled for next Wednesday, November 11, NBC has provided Reel Chicago with new … Continue reading “New photos from One Chicago’s Premiere Night”

City of Chicago announces additional Halloweek events

The previously announced Halloweek, which will take place from October 26-31, will include the “Arts in the Dark Upside-Down Halloween Parade” in addition to opportunities to safely trick-or-treat around the city. The City’s ‘Halloweek’ guidelines will allow for a responsible celebration taking place over the course of a full week to minimize congregation, while calling … Continue reading “City of Chicago announces additional Halloweek events”

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 Med’ has begun production on Season 6

Amazing news for the Chicago production community – the new season of Chicago Med is officially underway. According to Deadline, the highest rated drama on NBC’s One Chicago Wednesdays has resumed production after being stalled back in March due to the pandemic. But production has been deemed safe for cast and crew to return to work at … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ has begun production on Season 6”

‘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?”

CPD launch support for officers’ mental health & wellness

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) today marked the completion of the City’s 90-day police reforms with the launch of two new pilot programs that are designed to ensure all CPD officers have the mental health and wellness supports they need. With the launch of the new Officer Support System (OSS), a pilot … Continue reading “CPD launch support for officers’ mental health & wellness”

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”

West Side HS invites Chicago Police to join rowing team

A Most Beautiful Thing, a documentary film that chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the nation made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, is set to launch exclusively on Peacock on Friday, Sept. 4. Based on Arshay Cooper’s memoir of the same name, the powerful documentary is … Continue reading “West Side HS invites Chicago Police to join rowing team”

Chicago area celebs join CPL’s “Live From the Library”

Chicago Public Library announced this week’s group of celebrity readers for the Live From the Library program, featuring a combination of librarians, authors, celebrities, and notable Chicagoans, reading stories to children and families daily at 10 a.m. CST. Actor Joe Mantegna (7/13), actress Denise Richards (7/14), and Inside Edition Chief Investigative Reporter Lisa Guerrero (7/15) will be the latest Chicago notables … Continue reading “Chicago area celebs join CPL’s “Live From the Library””

Chicago orders quarantine from high risk COVID states

On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to Chicago from states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. The Order will go into effect on … Continue reading “Chicago orders quarantine from high risk COVID states”

Chicago Film Office lists new production guidelines

With the world slowly reopening, the film, advertising and TV industries are in search of answers, especially with COVID-19 and demonstrations still ongoing.  With economic and political uncertainty pushing insecurities, filmmakers, actors, and other collaborators look to the Illinois Film Office and Chicago Film Office. This week, the Chicago Film Office website posted their Be … Continue reading “Chicago Film Office lists new production guidelines”

Kanye West joins Chicago demonstrations for Floyd

Controversial rapper and Chicago native, Kanye West has joined the public outcry for police reform and justice for George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police brutality. The performer appeared in Chicago Thursday night at a “Justice for George Floyd/CPD out of CPS” rally on the city’s South Side. Alycia Kamil, 19, and Jalen Kobayashi, 19, … Continue reading “Kanye West joins Chicago demonstrations for Floyd”

Chicago Film Office begins issuing permits for filming

In the following statement, the Chicago Film Office announces that it will begin issuing permits for filming, with specific guidelines. The City has indicated that Chicago’s key health metrics are on track to allow for a transition from Phase 2 (Stay at Home) to Phase 3 (Cautiously Reopen) in early June. This means that some … Continue reading “Chicago Film Office begins issuing permits for filming”

City of Chicago prepares for cautious reopening

Following several days of violent protests, the City of Chicago restores access to the Central Business District to prepare for cautious reopening. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced restored access to the Central Business District and Loop, to prepare the city for reopening on June 3. While full access to the area will be reintroduced … Continue reading “City of Chicago prepares for cautious reopening”

Chicago recovering from a weekend of violent protests

Violent protests erupted in dozens of cities following the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for more than eight minutes. In Chicago groups of demonstrators broke off from an otherwise peaceful protest to rampage on a looting spree of shopping … Continue reading “Chicago recovering from a weekend of violent protests”

Mayor Lightfoot announces plans for reopening Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, alongside the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced the “Protecting Chicago” framework that the City will be using to guide Chicago’s reopening process amid COVID-19. The framework – organized into five phases in alignment with the State of Illinois’ “Restore Illinois” plan – will advise Chicagoans on how to safely exit from … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces plans for reopening Chicago”

AT&T provides meals to 6,000 Chicago Police officers

During this National Police Week, AT&T is recognizing police officers’ service and sacrifice with support to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, which is providing meals to 6,000 Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers on the street and on duty across every police district in the city.  The initiative will also provide gift cards for the families … Continue reading “AT&T provides meals to 6,000 Chicago Police officers”

Zoom Interview: Chicago Fire’s Daniel Kyri

With Pride around the corner, it’s exciting to chat about the importance of representation in media with those who work hardest to make change happen.  Daniel Kyri, who plays Darren Ritter on Chicago Fire/ Chicago PD, is one of those people.  Daniel Kyri is a Jeff-nominated Chicago-born actor, writer/director, filmmaker, singer, and curator.  A Windy … Continue reading “Zoom Interview: Chicago Fire’s Daniel Kyri”

Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month

We will still laugh. Just virtually. The Chicago Comedy Film Festival was scheduled to take place March 19th-22nd, 2020 at Columbia College Chicago. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and mandatory shut down of events and non essential business in the city of Chicago, CCFF has announced their plan to launch an online virtual festival … Continue reading “Chicago Comedy Film Fest to go virtual this month”

‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Med’ season finales #1 and #2 in ratings

NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med led the network in total viewers. The shows ended their season ranking #1-2, respectively. The season-concluding Chicago P.D. captured the show’s most-watched episode. The Masked Singer, Survivor  and ABC’s comedies all lost out the season closer of Chicago Med (1.1 rating in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 … Continue reading “‘Chicago Fire’ ‘Med’ season finales #1 and #2 in ratings”

‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series

NBC has tied for #2 in the key adult 18-49 demographic for the primetime ratings week of April 6-12, averaging a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research. In total viewers, Monday’s The Voice was the #1 alternative series of the … Continue reading “‘Chicago Med’ & ‘Fire’ #1 and 2 scripted series”

Show your love for #OneChicago with a tweet

This Wednesday night, Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago, which includes the dramas Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., ends their seasons prematurely this week due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 sweeping the world. That said, the shows are certainly not ending their seasons on a quiet note. Chicago Fire, which ends its 8th season, this week … Continue reading “Show your love for #OneChicago with a tweet”

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”

Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ cast torch new music video

There hasn’t been a new Chicago Fire episode since March 25 when S8 Ep 18, I’ll Cover You where we saw Severide (Taylor Kinney) teaming up with Seager (Ally Allo) and the OFI after a motel structure fire turned suspicious. We also saw the Firehouse 51 members become amateur sleuths following a Reddit post involving … Continue reading “Watch ‘Chicago Fire’ cast torch new music video”

A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago

Even with the new normal of “social distancing,” the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to take its toll on Chicago and Illinois. Officials announced four more deaths related to the new coronavirus and 250 new cases, bringing the state’s death toll to 16 and the total number of cases since the start of the outbreak … Continue reading “A message from the cast of Dick Wolf’s #OneChicago”

New Coronavirus case on Chicago production set

An NBC staff member whose name we cannot release has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and is currently in Chicago undergoing treatment. The staff member, who was in a department that effected all three Dick Wolf Chicago shows, is from California and has been in Chicago since the Christmas hiatus. He is said to … Continue reading “New Coronavirus case on Chicago production set”

Chi Comedy Fest to screen ‘Waikiki PD’ at March show

Aaward-winning filmmaker, Jeff Orig, wrote, directed, edited, and produced his first feature film, Waikiki PD, which was just selected for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. A Creative Lab Hawai’i graduate fellow who participated in the WebSeries Immersive and Motion Picture Immersive program, Orig was mentored by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Executive Producer Bernie Su while … Continue reading “Chi Comedy Fest to screen ‘Waikiki PD’ at March show”

Celebrating the “Six Degrees of ‘One Chicago'”

In the fall of 2018, NBC began airing Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD back-to-back-to-back as a trifecta called One Chicago on Wednesday nights. The decision generated lots of enthusiasm and a little bit of curiosity among fans of the Dick Wolf franchises. Everyone seemed to wonder: would viewers have the time and inclination … Continue reading “Celebrating the “Six Degrees of ‘One Chicago’””

NBC cast and crew launch ‘One Chicago Inspire Youth’

One day on the set of Chicago Fire, as star Eamonn Walker sat in a makeup chair and listened to the news before filming a scene at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, he learned that a nine-year-old boy from the south side had been shot the night before. Shocked and horrified, he had never witnessed such … Continue reading “NBC cast and crew launch ‘One Chicago Inspire Youth’”

Hornitos & Chicago Ideas $10K “Elevator Pitch” contest

Entrepreneurs can win big bucks by convincing judges that they’ve got “a shot worth taking” Hornitos Tequila and Chicago Ideas are giving entrepreneurs a shot at turning their aspirations into reality. As part of 2019 Chicago Ideas Week, the premium tequila brand and the innovator platform will host A Shot Worth Taking Elevator Pitch Contest … Continue reading “Hornitos & Chicago Ideas $10K “Elevator Pitch” contest”

Chicago actors join cast of Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’

Abundance of Windy City talent to appear in latest film by blockbuster director and Metro Goldwyn Mayer With principal photography underway in Chicago on Candyman, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions, director Nia DaCosta has cast several local performers in key supporting roles. The film’s previously announced … Continue reading “Chicago actors join cast of Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’”

NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise

Nearly 35 million regular viewers watch the Windy City trifecta every Wednesday night Chicago production community rejoice, you will have even more crime, fire and sickness to deal with next year. NBC has announced that the network plans to move forward with new seasons of all three of Dick Wolf’s dramatic “Chicago” series – Chicago … Continue reading “NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise”

‘Black Panther’ star’s next project set in Chicago

AMC Networks opens a writers room for Michael B. Jordan’s Windy City series, “61st Street” Here’s potential good news for the Chicago production community. According to The Wrap, AMC Networks has opened a writers room (sorry Chicago writers, the rooms are in LA) for Michael B. Jordan’s 61st Street, a “murder mystery” that dives into … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ star’s next project set in Chicago”

NBC’s “One Chicago” suite to film six additional episodes

Chicago’s record-setting year of television production just got more record-settinger Dick Wolf’s award-winning trio of Windy City-based dramas — Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med — will collectively shoot a half-dozen additional episodes for the 2018 season, according to recent reports. Chicago PD executive producer/director Eriq LaSalle announced the news to fans in an … Continue reading “NBC’s “One Chicago” suite to film six additional episodes”

The 2018 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards

The 60th annual celebration of the standard bearers for excellence in the television broadcasting industry   The 2018 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago Ballroom, 540 N. Michigan.       The Nominees Outstanding Achievement for News Programming – Evening Newscast: Larger … Continue reading “The 2018 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards”

Chicago records unprecedented TV production in 2018

Four new shows filming this summer and fall increase Windy City TV production to a record ten series   Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Film Office at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced ten shows will film this summer and fall in Chicago. This includes filming for four new shows, … Continue reading “Chicago records unprecedented TV production in 2018”

Clare Cooney’s “Runner” at Chicago Critics Film Festival

First-time filmmaker Clare Cooney’s award-winning short film, Runner, will screen at this year’s Chicago Critics Film Festival. It will open the shorts program on Sunday May 6th at 2:30pm at The Music Box Theatre. Runner is a psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses an accidental murder and must choose between intervention and her own … Continue reading “Clare Cooney’s “Runner” at Chicago Critics Film Festival”

Chicago Int’l TV Fest celebrates “Art of the Commercial”

The awards ceremony for the 54th Annual Chicago International Television Festival packed AMC River East in Streeterville last Thursday night. The evening began with a reception in the Wine Room at the Lucky Strike bowling alley, restaurant, and lounge, which is located on the second floor of the building where the theater resides. Executive directors, … Continue reading “Chicago Int’l TV Fest celebrates “Art of the Commercial””

Chicago helps grow diversity in Illinois productions

Women and minorities represented 53% of all crew hires reported in 2017, according to a January 25 press release issued by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. The amount marks a new record for diversity in the state’s film industry. “These productions generated $423 million in estimated Illinois spending,” the document continues, “and … Continue reading “Chicago helps grow diversity in Illinois productions”

Potenza and Daily Planet win Chicago Emmys

There were many smiling faces at the 59th annual regional Emmy Awards Saturday night. Sponsored by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the awards show was streamed live on WGN-TV.com from the Swissotel Hotel. Both Potenza Productions and Daily Planet Productions, Ltd came away with Emmys. Potenza — which … Continue reading “Potenza and Daily Planet win Chicago Emmys”

10:58 a.m. — Jeanne Caliendo, “Chicago Med”

Shortly before lunch, Chicago Med Unit Production Manager Jeanne Caliendo is preparing for the show’s regular “medical meeting,” which she describes as, “the biggest, most important meeting of every episode.” “We run through what the actor/doctors will perform, so that we have the correct props, prosthetics, makeup and special effects,” she says. “We’ve got blood … Continue reading “10:58 a.m. — Jeanne Caliendo, “Chicago Med””

2:00 a.m. — Liz Morris, “Chicago Fire”

Kids, it’s 2:00 a.m., do you know where your parent is? If your parent happens to be local photographer Elizabeth Morris, then you know she is probably capturing action on the set of “Chicago Fire.” And doing it really, really well. I first met Liz on the set of a 2012 DC Comics fan film … Continue reading “2:00 a.m. — Liz Morris, “Chicago Fire””

AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo

AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo this Saturday will be “bigger than we’ve ever done before,” says Brian Khan, the company’s Business and Community Development Specialist. “Every year, we do a signature event,” he continues. “We did the open house two years ago, the Fall Tech Expo last year. This year, we’re going to have dozens … Continue reading “AbelCine’s Chicago Cinema Tech Expo”

Chicago Teamster official charged with extortion

In an 11-page indictment returned Wednesday, the US District Court of Illinois charged high-ranking Teamster official John T. Coli Sr. with extorting “quarterly cash payments” from a business identified as “Company 1.”

Although the indictment does not identify the business by name, the Sun Times on Wednesday quoted an anonymous source who claims that it is Cinespace Chicago Studios.

According to the indictment, Coli demanded that “Company 1” deliver $25,000 cash payments from “around October 2016” until “about April 4, 2017.”

Panavision now set up in big, new Chicago facility

PANAVISION CAMERAS, which returned to Chicago after a 14-year absence last October, has completed its move into a 13,000-sq. ft. facility a block-long building at 1544 W. Carroll.

The company currently has six staffers and general manager Sharon Walker says they are in the process of hiring new employees. It supplied cameras to Fox’ upcoming “ABP” series that will premiere Feb. 6, “Exorcist” and has jobs ahead on a studio feature and commercials.

“Chicago Fire” a $1 bb economic engine for the city

NBC’s “Chicago Fire” about the firefighters and paramedics at the firehouse of Engine 51, marked the airing of its 100th episode last week and with it, a high economic milestone for the Chicago film industry.

The show currently ranks as NBC’s second highest-rated series behind Tuesday night’s ensemble drama, “This is Us.”

Ratings have gone up from year-to-year. The Dec. 6 episode captured 7.774 million viewers, which certainly has to have a positive effect on tourism. And the odds are definitely in favor of a sixth season for the show.

Chicago hits record income from TV series filming here

Thanks to NBC, Fox TV, Amazon and other TV shows, features, and the large number of media and entertainment projects filming here, Chicago is ascending into the rarified strata of billion dollar film markets.

In just the span of five years, actually since the advent of Cinespace Studios in 2011, Chicago has recorded $1.3 billion generated by entertainment and commercial production.This means that the local economy has directly benefited by a  total of $3.25 billion from film production activity.

“Chicago Justice” now NBC/Dick Wolf 4th series here

“Chicago Justice” is now officially the fourth series in the NBC/Dick Wolf “Chicago” franchise, making Chicago the production center for what will be eight TV series by fall. Wednesday night’s backdoor episode on “Chicago PD” introducing the “Chicago Justice” characters drew 6.8 million total viewers.

The show stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”) as the lead prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; Carl Weathers (“Rocky”) as the D.A., Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) and Joelle Carter (“Justified”) on the D.A. staff.

“Rocky’s” Weathers joins “Chicago Justice” pilot

The title of Dick Wolf’s fourth NBC “Chicago” franchise has been changed to “Chicago Justice” from “Chicago Law” and new cast members have been announced for the spinoff pilot.

Carl Weathers, known for his portrayal of boxer Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” franchise, will play the Cook County state’s attorney Mark Jefferies.

Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) plays ADA Dawn Harper; Joelle Carter (“Justified”) will be Lori Nagle, a tough-as-nails investor and Phillip Winchester (“Strike Back”) plays the lead prosecutor.

Lee Daniels’ “Empire” launches Chicago pilot season

Chicago’s pilot season starts off with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business scheduled to shoot here. Fox Television has greenlighted “Empire,” a drama from “The Butler’s” team of executive producer/director Lee Daniels and writer Danny Strong.

“Empire” will headquarter at Cinespace and shoot for 12-13 days in mid-to-late March.

Chicago actors spotlighted in entertainment shows

Chicago talent is absolutely ready for its close-up, Mr. DeMille. 

Seven TV series and two features (to date) rolling into production now through the next three months will give local performers their best shot ever at TV and movie roles without having to leave town.

The first season of Dick Wolf’s NBC “Chicago Fire” generated more than 300 days of work for local actors during its first 22 episode-season.

Good chance of NBC series shooting here for a while

“Chicago Fire” creators Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who created the franchise, have signed a deal with Universal TV, the studio producing the multi Chicago-set series.

Under the pact they will continue to be executive producers of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” and also on the “Chicago Justice,” the backdoor pilot that airs as episode 21 of “Chicago PD’s” third season airing in May.

Busy Simon Casting hires Sayyed as associate

AFTER THREE YEARS with Shirley Hamilton Talent as a TV and film agent, Sanaa Sayyed joined Claire Simon Casting as a casting assistant – where she first worked as an intern practically off the plane from Houston. 

Casting was always her first love, she says, and right now there’s no place busier than Simon, which is casting for TV series “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” “Betrayal,” “Crisis” and sci-fi feature “Jupiter Ascending.”

Matt Carroll joins Camera Ambassador as the new Operations Manager

Director of photography / camera operator, Matt Carroll becomes the new Operations Manager at Camera Ambassador. Matt assists Lead Technician Eric Silver in preparing and maintaining film equipment. He oversees marketing decisions and works closely with Content Director Connor Smith in campaigns such as the Camera Ambassador Community Builders Grant Pitch Party in May. Most importantly, he ensures efficiency with organizational … Continue reading “Matt Carroll joins Camera Ambassador as the new Operations Manager”

Illinois shatters record for film revenues with $630 million in 2021

Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot have announced that projected film revenues in 2021 hit a record high of $630 million, shattering pre-pandemic levels in 2019 by $70 million. Film production revenues are the costs associated with film, television, streaming, and digital media, which have steadily increased over the past 10 years. Additionally, … Continue reading “Illinois shatters record for film revenues with $630 million in 2021”

Ashley Rice joins Cinespace as President and co-managing partner

Cinespace Studios has appointed Ashley Rice as president and co-managing partner. Rice joins Cinespace from Legendary Television where she managed operations, including production, post-production and production finance, and worked as vp of production at ABC Studios, where she managed production for Shonda Rhimes and Mark Gordon. Rice will join COO Eoin Egan and CFO Keith Gee … Continue reading “Ashley Rice joins Cinespace as President and co-managing partner”

Cinespace is up and rolling with 4 new series and more

Cinespace Chicago Film Studios welcomes several new productions to its growing campus.  As the Dick Wolf, One Chicago series prepares to wrap soon for the season, Cinespace announced four new series filming at its facilities. The Midwest’s production hot spot and second-largest film studio outside of Los Angeles in North America, recently added another 105,000 … Continue reading “Cinespace is up and rolling with 4 new series and more”

Soledad O’Brien joins latest PaleyImpact program

The Paley Center for Media announced that Soledad O’Brien will be joining its latest PaleyImpact program, Uncovering Racial Injustice with BET’s Disrupt & Dismantle  During the event, being held as part of Women’s History Month, the award-winning journalist and producer will discuss her powerful new BET documentary series Disrupt & Dismantle with Scott Mills, President, BET. The conversation … Continue reading “Soledad O’Brien joins latest PaleyImpact program”

Sci-fi drama ‘Lightyears’ preparing to shoot at Cinespace

Oscar winner Sissy Spacek and three-time Emmy-nominated Modern Family star Ed O’Neill are set as the leads in the sci-fi drama, Lightyears, currently in prep at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. Amazon has issued a series order for, Lightyears, an hourlong sci-fi-drama produced by Legendary TV, from writer Holden Miller and producer Daniel C. Connolly. Connolly will serve as showrunner and … Continue reading “Sci-fi drama ‘Lightyears’ preparing to shoot at Cinespace”

Production set to begin on Zen Room this spring

Production of new single-cam, mockumentary style comedy series Zen Room is set to commence early March after news of Cheri Oteri (former SNL cast member, Grown Ups 2) joining the cast as lead, executive producer, and writer. While plenty of film production has been shuttered due to Covid-19, actress and writer Ashley Joyce (Gilmore Girls, … Continue reading “Production set to begin on Zen Room this spring”

Wolf Entertainment introduces Unscripted on YouTube

Wolf Entertainment who brings us Chicago PD, Chicago Med, and Chicago Fire introduces Unscripted a new digital series that will showcase candid conversations between two Wolf actors. Every Monday, Wolf Entertainment will release a new episode on their YouTube page. The first episode of Unscripted  premiered on 10/20, featuring Torrey DeVitto Chicago Med and Jesse … Continue reading “Wolf Entertainment introduces Unscripted on YouTube”

Cubs and White Sox read for CPL ‘Live From the Library’

Chicago Public Library announced that the upcoming group of celebrity readers for the popular “Live From the Library” program will celebrate the beginning of Major League Baseball. “Live From the Library” which features a combination of librarians, authors, celebrities, and notable Chicagoans, will highlight notable representatives of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox organizations, … Continue reading “Cubs and White Sox read for CPL ‘Live From the Library’”

REEL WOMEN: Valerie Bulinski, Locations Manager

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 Reel Women During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. Prior becoming a Locations Manager and founding Chicago Locations … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Valerie Bulinski, Locations Manager”

Craig J. Harris, producer, actor, writer, stuntman

Versatile film pro Craig J. Harris joins the 2020 edition of Reel Chicago Black List, an annual celebration of African-American creativity published during Black History Month. The Reel Chicago Black List includes Global Mixx founder Mary Datcher, McDonald’s US Marketing Director Lizette Williams, and filmmaker Rhyan LaMarr. To view the archives, click here. Craig J. … Continue reading “Craig J. Harris, producer, actor, writer, stuntman”

Illinois production scores another record-breaking year

A quintet of leaders gathered to announce another record-breaking year of film, television, and media production in Illinois this morning at Kennedy-King College’s 6,000 square foot sound stage in Englewood. According to the Illinois Film Office, the industry helped add nearly $560 million to the economy last year. Manifesting itself in job creation and local … Continue reading “Illinois production scores another record-breaking year”