WGN’s Joe Donlon lands Trump interview on NewsNation

3+ Chicago-based NewsNation anchor Joe Donlon will conduct the first comprehensive prime-time sit-down interview with President Trump since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The exclusive one-on-one interview will be conducted at the White House by NewsNation anchor Joe Donlon, and will air on Tuesday night’s NewsNation broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET … Continue reading “WGN’s Joe Donlon lands Trump interview on NewsNation”

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””

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””

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” trailer shows 1920s Chicago

0 Netflix released the first trailer for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” showing the lush period setting of 1920s Chicago “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” is Chad Boseman’s final performance, and adapted screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner, August Wilson. The film is set on the backdrop of Chicago, in 1927. It touches upon race, art, religion and the exposed … Continue reading ““Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” trailer shows 1920s Chicago”

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”

Chicago teen has winning campaign for “settling”

0 While his bid for the White House is nowhere near as polarizing as when Hilary Clinton ran against President Donald J. Trump in 2016, there are those (looking at you Bernie and Warren supporters) who are still lukewarm on former Vice-President Joe Biden. With just about three weeks to go until election, many (and … Continue reading “Chicago teen has winning campaign for “settling””

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”

Susan Carlson leaves NBC-5 to focus on family

2+ Who hasn’t had a crush at one time or another on Susan Carlson, who has been one of the queens of local news for 29 years. Some of the Reel Chicago team never missed her morning broadcast before moving to LA. Now, the beloved anchor has announced, via Twitter, that she will be leaving … Continue reading “Susan Carlson leaves NBC-5 to focus on family”

CIFF announces Gardner as keynote speaker

1+ The Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, has announced this year’s Industry Keynote conversation with Academy Award-winning producer and president of Plan B Entertainment Dede Gardner. Her credits include 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight. Both presented at past editions of the Festival. Additionally, Industry Days will host master classes with Academy Award®-nominated … Continue reading “CIFF announces Gardner as keynote speaker”

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”

Imagine living in a world without a superhero

0 Although most of us know that Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday night at the young age of 43 due to aggressive Colon Cancer, only played Black Panther in a movie, for most of us it feels like the actual superhero Black Panther died. Chadwick was bigger than life. He was more than an actor, … Continue reading “Imagine living in a world without a superhero”

The 9th annual 3% Conference goes virtual Monday

1+ The 3% Movement will host a digital conference themed “The Radically Inclusive Future of Work” for their 9th annual event, July 27-29, where attendees are invited to reimagine work from the comfort of their own homes. Between a global pandemic and racial unrest in our country, this moment in history is serving as the … Continue reading “The 9th annual 3% Conference goes virtual Monday”

Hyde Park Jazz Festival’s adapted 2020 Programming

0 To keep our community and artists safe, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival announces new and adapted programming for the 14th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival and summer/fall 2020. While it will not be possible to produce the Festival in its multi venue format, the Festival’s programming this year seeks to provide audiences with safe and joyous … Continue reading “Hyde Park Jazz Festival’s adapted 2020 Programming”

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””

Leo Burnett copywriter, Trans Lifeline co-lead, Len Sheth

2+ Leo Burnett junior copywriter Len Sheth opens up about their highly successful work with Trans Lifeline, brands authentically extending their reach, and even a competitive tap-dancing past. Two years ago, Len Sheth began their journey as a Burnetter—and since then, the junior copywriter has created exceptional work for a diversified client portfolio including American … Continue reading “Leo Burnett copywriter, Trans Lifeline co-lead, Len Sheth”