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

0 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 … Continue reading “Cubs and White Sox read for CPL ‘Live From the Library’”

Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team”

1+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot in partnership with Chicago’s sports teams launched the “We Are All One Home Team” campaign to encourage the city’s youth to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow the latest public health guidelines to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy. Building on the City’s recent “We Are Not … Continue reading “Chicago teams launch “We Are All One Home Team””

Chicago reinstates COVID restrictions to combat recent rise

2+ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced a re-tightening of COVID-19 restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms and personal services. Throughout the pandemic, data has guided every move made by the City, and the recent uptick in cases as well as surging … Continue reading “Chicago reinstates COVID restrictions to combat recent rise”

Nelson Algren documentary premieres on WTTW

3+ Montrose Pictures has announced that Algren, the feature length documentary about the award-winning writer, Nelson Algren, will premiere on WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station, this month, running on July 24-27th.  Algren spotlights the creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century.  It was directed by Michael Caplan, Associate Professor in Cinema and Television … Continue reading “Nelson Algren documentary premieres on WTTW”

DCASE opportunities for artists, creatives and vendors

1+ Mayor Lightfoot, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) announce a series of summer opportunities for artists, creatives, and vendors. The programs include professional development events, opportunities for individual artists and arts organizations, and opportunities for businesses and vendors. Professional Development Events The Keys … Continue reading “DCASE opportunities for artists, creatives and vendors”

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

1+ 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 … Continue reading “Chicago area celebs join CPL’s “Live From the Library””

Eleven04 has re-launched their First Backer Initiative

2+ 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

0 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”

City of Chicago prepares for cautious reopening

3+ 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 … Continue reading “City of Chicago prepares for cautious reopening”

Chicago recovering from a weekend of violent protests

3+ 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 … Continue reading “Chicago recovering from a weekend of violent protests”

Chicago devastated, Cusack allegedly assaulted by CPD

1+ 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, … Continue reading “Chicago devastated, Cusack allegedly assaulted by CPD”

Iconic Central Camera damaged amid protests

2+ For those in the film industry, it’s tough to hear names like Central Camera go up in flames.  Founded in 1899, the third generation camera store reached its 121th anniversary this year. Crews responded to the two-alarm fire in the 200 block of South Wabash Avenue, according to a tweet from the Chicago Fire … Continue reading “Iconic Central Camera damaged amid protests”

When We All Vote encourages mayors to use their voices

1+ When We All Vote, a national nonpartisan organization, launched Civic Cities, a new initiative that encourages mayors to use their voices, governing authority and convening power to mobilize civic leaders, business leaders and community members to increase voter participation in their communities. The initiative launched with a bipartisan group of 31 founding mayors from across … Continue reading “When We All Vote encourages mayors to use their voices”

DCASE announces ‘Millennium Park at Home’

1+ Millennium Park at Home begins Memorial Day weekend with House Music, Gospel Music and Blues Music concerts to launch the new online series of music, arts and recreation programming. Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced new virtual events for everyone missing Millennium Park’s renowned cultural programming. The new online … Continue reading “DCASE announces ‘Millennium Park at Home’”

Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée raises $640k

2+ Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée is a one-of-a-Kind Online Fundraiser Entertains with Live Music, Celebrity Guests and Surprise Appearances. (Video of event below) Steppenwolf Theatre Company replaced its 2020 Gala with a live online event, Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée, celebrating the power of theatre and raising vital funds to keep it … Continue reading “Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée raises $640k”

#ChiMusic35 Challenge: Submit favorite Chicago music

3+ To celebrate Chicago’s music history and support the city’s creative communities, the Arts & Business Council of Chicago invites the public to participate in the #ChiMusic35 campaign. Music has always had a sweet home in Chicago. It’s where Louis Armstrong cut his first big records in the 1920s. It’s where Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf made … Continue reading “#ChiMusic35 Challenge: Submit favorite Chicago music”