It seems like 2017 began with the February passing of Ruth Ratny, the founder of Reel Chicago.
The film, music, advertising and production communities honored her memory with remarkable passion, the whole time continuing to demonstrate the dedication, creativity, and support that made her so proud of the city.
The ensuing months were full of big news. Women marched, hurricanes raged, brands got spanked and films got made. Barbara Roche took over as Publisher of the magazine and has been carrying on the mission started by her friend of three decades ever since.
Here’s a look back at Reel Chicago’s coverage of key moments in 2017.