Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2

3+ Macaulay Culkin speaks out in his supports the removal of Donald Trump’s cameo from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Culkin, who starred as Kevin McAllister in the popular 1992 Christmas movie, gave his thoughts on having Trump, edited out of the comedy on Tuesday, a day prior to the president’s second impeachment … Continue reading “Macaulay Culkin supports Trump out of Home Alone 2”

C-K wins 9 Trumpet Awards from PCC

1+ Leading independent marketing and communications agency Cramer-Krasselt (C-K) certainly has something to trumpet about these days. The agency just received nine awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC), following its annual Golden Trumpet award show. “C-K is thrilled to be recognized by the PCC for the breakthrough work we deliver for our clients,” said … Continue reading “C-K wins 9 Trumpet Awards from PCC”

Lightfoot tells Trump what she won’t tolerate

1+ President Trump stated that Chicago is next on the list for his “law and order” campaign. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says “there has been a lot of saber-rattling from this administration.” Local Chicago Government officials, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, were initially outspoken against the insertion of federal agents into cities with the intention to quell … Continue reading “Lightfoot tells Trump what she won’t tolerate”

Mayor Lightfoot doubles down on Trump comments

2+ Friday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had some choice words for President Donald Trump’s vile and divisive rhetoric he has been spewing on his Twitter account. The Mayor said, “I have two words, one begins with F and it ends with U.” While addressing the media about the weekend’s violent protests and looting, Lightfoot doubled … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot doubles down on Trump comments”

Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U”

6+ During a press conference held today, Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at President Donald Trump for his tweet which promoted violence against Minneapolis protestors angered over the killing of George Floyd. The Mayor, who is never one to hold back said, “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot has two words for Trump – “F U””

McDonald’s assures its customers they are here

0 After a weekend that saw 31 more known deaths and 1,570 new known cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 reported in Illinois — including the loss of an infant and the state’s largest single-day increase in new cases, Chicago-based McDonald’s is sending out a message of hope to its customers. McDonald’s wants to assure its customers that the QSR … Continue reading “McDonald’s assures its customers they are here”

New doc helps brewery say “F*** Your Hair” to Trump

6+ After taking offense at President Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants, a Chicago beer maker brews up a protest Chicago production company One City Films has bottled the essence of American politics into a new film about cultural dignity, First Amendment rights, and beer. F*** Your Hair: The Latin-Owned Brewery that Dumped Trump tells the … Continue reading “New doc helps brewery say “F*** Your Hair” to Trump”

Periscope praises “Empire,” Trump calls “Roseanne”

6+ Half of ‘Empire’s’ mid-season premiere filmed as one-act play (Spoiler alert: Please don’t read ahead unless you’ve seen “Empire’s” midseason premiere.) Sheesh, it sure has been a minute since Empire has been on. The series, which is filmed at Cinespace Studios, returned with its mid-season premiere last night. In the episode titled “Birds in … Continue reading “Periscope praises “Empire,” Trump calls “Roseanne””

Republican Adam Kinzinger shunned by family members

1+ Republican Adam Kinzinger has been shunned by family members, as eleven relatives sent him a vitriolic letter accusing the Illinois representative of being a member of the “devil’s army” in light of his criticism of then-President Donald Trump after the January 6 insurrection, The New York Times reported Monday. “Oh my, what a disappointment … Continue reading “Republican Adam Kinzinger shunned by family members”

Think you know everything about Groundhog Day?

5+ Every February 2 on Groundhog Day, North Americans wait with bated breath to discover if there will be six more weeks of winter or if there will be an early spring as foretold by Punxsutawney Phil when he emerges from his “den.” Since 1887 the large terrestrial rodent (as well as his predecessors) has … Continue reading “Think you know everything about Groundhog Day?”

Schaumberg CEO fired after storming U.S. Capitol

2+ On the same day the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges in federal court against the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, Bradley Rukstales, a Schaumberg tech firm President and CEO, was fired for his role in the act of domestic terrorism. Rukstales, 52, the head of data analytics marketing firm … Continue reading “Schaumberg CEO fired after storming U.S. Capitol”

2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories

1+ 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. … Continue reading “2020 in Review: Reel Chicago’s Biggest Stories”

Illinois and rest of country wake to nail-biter election

0 Even securing Illinois’ 20 electoral college votes was not enough to allow the state’s Democrats to go to sleep without downing Xanax. Last night, as polls closed and votes were still being tabulated in several key states, both Democrats and Republicans went (or at least tried) to sleep with extremely close election results being … Continue reading “Illinois and rest of country wake to nail-biter election”

Kanye West pushes Presidency run with Yeezus merch

1+ With two and a half weeks left until the election, Chicago native, Kanye West released a new ad curving the vote, asking Americans to write him in as their choice for President 2020. The 43-year-old rapper and fashion mogul, who announced his presidential campaign in July, tweeted an ad to his more than 30 … Continue reading “Kanye West pushes Presidency run with Yeezus merch”

Lester Holt to moderate Town Hall with Joe Biden

1+ NBC News’ Lester Holt will anchor a live town hall discussion with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden from Miami on Monday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on NBC. The one-hour primetime event will also air across MSNBC, CNBC, NBC News NOW and will be available in Spanish … Continue reading “Lester Holt to moderate Town Hall with Joe Biden”

Byron Allen proceeds with $10B lawsuit against Charter

2+ Byron Allen announced that Judge George H. Wu has again denied Charter Communications’ Motion to Dismiss Allen’s $10 billion lawsuit against Charter for racial discrimination. Just as the court ruled in Allen’s favor back in October 2016, the lawsuit will now move forward.  Although Charter appealed Wu’s original 2016 decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, … Continue reading “Byron Allen proceeds with $10B lawsuit against Charter”

Lightfoot claps back at McEnany, calls her “Karen”

1+ The lesson here is – not that the current White House ever learns – don’t mess with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. After White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany referred to Lightfoot as “the derelict mayor of Chicago” during a press briefing, the mayor clapped back, tweeting “Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth.” Middle-aged White women — … Continue reading “Lightfoot claps back at McEnany, calls her “Karen””

Doc10 screens the year’s best at the Davis Theater

4+ Fourth annual fest of the best opens with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doc, “Knock Down The House” The 4th annual Doc10 Film Festival’s 2019 lineup is an entertaining variety of undeniable relevance taking place April 11-14 at The Davis Theater (4614 N. Lincoln Ave.) The program opens with Rachel Lears’ critically acclaimed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez documentary, Knock … Continue reading “Doc10 screens the year’s best at the Davis Theater”

Jussie Smollett: Timeline of a “hoax?”

4+ Grand jury convenes this week to determine if the “Empire” star filed a false police report The alleged “homophobic” and “racist” attack on Jussie Smollett, which reportedly took place in the early hours of January 29, has taken more twists and turns than an hour of the locally-filmed hit Fox series Empire. One could … Continue reading “Jussie Smollett: Timeline of a “hoax?””