Mayor Lightfoot announces Artist-In-Residence Program

2+ Mayor Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announced today the first ever Artist-In-Residence Program as part of the City’s INVEST South/West (ISW) community investment and revitalization initiative. The ISW Artist-in-Residence Program will leverage art and creativity as part of a broad and … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces Artist-In-Residence Program”

Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago’s 4th of July events

3+ Fourth of July signature events include a virtual House music festival, a virtual “Independence Day Salute” concert event, and at-home Salsa dance parties across Chicago.  Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced the City’s signature Fourth of July holiday events including a virtual House music festival, a … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago’s 4th of July events”

Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago ready to move to phase four

3+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that Chicago is on track to transition to phase four of the “Protecting Chicago” framework on Friday, June 26, alongside the rest of Illinois. The guidelines are aligned with the State-issued guidelines, with additional specificity included for Chicago’s context, which … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago ready to move to phase four”

Lightfoot slams Teachers Union for “racist” tweet

2+ “Ruh-roh.” Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot put the Chicago Teachers Union on blast as she deemed a Tweet and an Instagram post from the union as “clearly racist.” The tweet shows a full-color cartoon version of Lightfoot bound by a rope (let’s reiterate an African American woman bound by white people with a rope), … Continue reading “Lightfoot slams Teachers Union for “racist” tweet”

Lightfoot makes $10M commitment to small businesses

2+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined Dr. Helene Gayle, President & CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, and local partners to announce the launch of ‘Together Now: Chicago’s Fund to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods.’ In collaboration with The Chicago Community Trust, the City of Chicago is launching the Together Now fund to unite money raised … Continue reading “Lightfoot makes $10M commitment to small businesses”

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””

Mayor Lightfoot releases guidelines for phase 3 reopening

1+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), industry leaders, labor leaders, and public officials from around Chicago, today released industry-specific guidelines for businesses, employees, and customers to follow as the city prepares to begin safely reopening in early June. Industry-specific guidelines include details such as how businesses … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot releases guidelines for phase 3 reopening”

FCB & Mayor Lightfoot launch ‘Live from the Library’

2+ The Obamas and Oprah are among the Chicago celebrities reading children’s books across the Chicago Public Library social channels. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Library (CPL), one of the largest libraries in the US with over 385 professional librarians, and the CPL Foundation have partnered to host ‘Live from the Library,’ a daily … Continue reading “FCB & Mayor Lightfoot launch ‘Live from the Library’”

Mayor Lightfoot announces plans for reopening Chicago

2+ 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 … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot announces plans for reopening Chicago”

Lightfoot launches weekly series ‘Stay Home. Hit Play.’

4+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Citadel today announced the launch of Stay Home. Hit Play., a twice-weekly video series on WTTW that will bring engaging, educational programming from Chicago institutions to students and families across the city. The series will partner with the city’s museums and cultural institutions to invite students to go behind the … Continue reading “Lightfoot launches weekly series ‘Stay Home. Hit Play.’”

Mayor Lightfoot launches citywide ‘Make a Mask’ drive

3+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) today announced that the City of Chicago is launching the “Chicago Together! Make a Mask, Give a Mask, Wear a Mask” citywide cloth mask drive on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Through the citywide drive, residents can make and donate homemade … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot launches citywide ‘Make a Mask’ drive”

Mayor Lightfoot is back with more stay-at-home tips

2+ Welcome to Week number five of staying-at-home due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. While Chicagoans are hunkered down, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been busy with creative agency partner Havas Chicago creating another lighthearted PSA. The goal this time – inspire the city to stay home and fill out their Census forms. The Mayor, … Continue reading “Mayor Lightfoot is back with more stay-at-home tips”

Chicago gets creative with Mayor Lightfoot memes

6+ Lock them up in a room for a while and Chicagoans will get into mischief. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken on the serious roll of protecting the citizens of Chicago from the spread of the coronavirus. She’s been driving a firm message for everyone to stay at home and they are poking back. Instagram … Continue reading “Chicago gets creative with Mayor Lightfoot memes”

Eleven04 has re-launched their First Backer Initiative

1+ Do you have a creative project you’re dying to get off the ground?  Looking for a space and equipment for your next pitch video?  If so, then you should be very excited because local Chicago rental house and studio, Eleven04, is at it again. At a time when film and TV production remains stagnant, … Continue reading “Eleven04 has re-launched their First Backer Initiative”

CHI-Together: Socially-Safe events at Soldier Field

1+ Fueled Events has announced the launch of CHI-Together, a socially safe entertainment series of drive-in music, entertainment and movie events at Soldier Field, kicking off Wednesday, July 8th, benefitting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. While other drive-in movie properties have “popped up” across the area, the CHI-Together brand of entertainment is the first within … Continue reading “CHI-Together: Socially-Safe events at Soldier Field”

Chicago launches free high-speed internet to CPS students

1+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced the launch of ‘Chicago Connected’ a groundbreaking program that will provide free high-speed internet service to approximately 100,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students in their households. This first-of-its-kind program will be one of the largest and longest-term efforts in the nation to provide free, high-speed internet over the course … Continue reading “Chicago launches free high-speed internet to CPS students”

Spaceship Town & Minimal join for Nice Lena & Friends

3+ Filmed entirely in isolation, in a bedroom, bathroom, and the alley, ‘Friends on a Shelf’ alleviates the loneliness and monotony of isolation. Chicago-based boutique production company Minimal produced a spot for a small independent craft and consignment shop in Evanston, Illinois called Nice Lena & Friends. Directing duo Spaceship Town helmed the ad, with one half … Continue reading “Spaceship Town & Minimal join for Nice Lena & Friends”

City of Chicago memorializes those lost to COVID-19

3+ City of Chicago residents can submit stories to the online memorial, ‘Chicago Remembers’ to honor the legacy of those lost to COVID-19. The City of Chicago has unveiled a web-based, virtual memorial to remember and honor thousands of Chicagoans who have lost their lives to COVID-19. The virtual memorial will host submitted stories and photos of … Continue reading “City of Chicago memorializes those lost to COVID-19”

‘Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago’ lineup

2+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the lineup of Chicago and national celebrities who have come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the over 35,000 graduating high school seniors across Chicago. “Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago.” is a live, commercial-free 60-minute ceremony hosted and co-created by the City of Chicago and Citadel … Continue reading “‘Graduation 2020: For Chicago. By Chicago’ lineup”