FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus WTTW Documentary Series

3+ FIRSTHAND: CoronavirusOne-Hour Special Compiled from WTTW Digital Documentary SeriesMonday, May 18, 9:00 pm and Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 pm on WTTW#FIRSTHANDwttw In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WTTW hit the streets of Chicago to film the 15-part digital series FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus, produced and released in real time, that explored the personal, firsthand perspectives of … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus WTTW Documentary Series”

Kartemquin’s Gordon Quinn recovering from coronavirus

3+ At a time when the coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, we are happy to pass along the encouraging news that Kartemquin’s co-founder, Gordon Quinn continues to improve. On March 20th Reel Chicago reported that Quinn was admitted to the ER at Northwestern Hospital for symptoms of coronavirus and shortly after was transferred to … Continue reading “Kartemquin’s Gordon Quinn recovering from coronavirus”

FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus new WTTW digital docuseries

3+ The coronavirus pandemic is a public health crisis unlike any that Chicago has faced in living memory. How are our citizens reacting to its challenges, and who is stepping forward to help keep the city safe and functioning as COVID-19 sweeps through Chicago, America, and the rest of the world? In a multi-part digital … Continue reading “FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus new WTTW digital docuseries”

New Coronavirus case on Chicago production set

5+ An NBC staff member whose name we cannot release has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and is currently in Chicago undergoing treatment. The staff member, who was in a department that effected all three Dick Wolf Chicago shows, is from California and has been in Chicago since the Christmas hiatus. He is said … Continue reading “New Coronavirus case on Chicago production set”

Chicago Film Office begins issuing permits for filming

2+ In the following statement, the Chicago Film Office announces that it will begin issuing permits for filming, with specific guidelines. The City has indicated that Chicago’s key health metrics are on track to allow for a transition from Phase 2 (Stay at Home) to Phase 3 (Cautiously Reopen) in early June. This means that … Continue reading “Chicago Film Office begins issuing permits for filming”

WGN America announces ‘News Nation’ team

1+ WGN America, Nexstar’s cable network, has announced the official weekday and weekend anchor lineup for its live newscast, News Nation. The three-hour nightly news show will debut Sept. 1 and will be led by a team of journalists from WGN-TV, the Nexstar station in Chicago and across the country. The team will be led … Continue reading “WGN America announces ‘News Nation’ team”

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”

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””

Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL

1+ With a season completely dismantled on March 12 due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL is considering a plan that would bring the Stanley Cup Playoffs to NBC and the NBC Sports Network in late July and early August to replace the hole the now-canceled summer Olympics have left. During a 15-minute … Continue reading “Chicago one of Hub cities being considered for NHL”

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”

PERG guidelines for safe return to work

1+ PERG Safe Return to Work Guidelines: Precautions for Preventing Transmission of COVID-19 for Camera and Lighting Rental Operations, Sound Stages, and Production Vehicles. This guidance document provides measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus for camera and lighting equipment rental operations, facilities that rent sound stages, and for trucks and vehicles used by rental … Continue reading “PERG guidelines for safe return to work”

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’”

gyro lays off 5% of U.S. staff

0 B-to-b agency gyro, a part of Dentsu Aegis Network, reportedly went through a round of layoffs at the beginning of May, according to AgencySpy. The report says approximately 5% of the team in gyro’s U.S. offices, including Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, New York and San Franciso, were affected. Apparently, Kash Sree, New York’s creative lead … Continue reading “gyro lays off 5% of U.S. staff”

Chicago’s own host the National Memorial Day Concert

5+ Chicago’s Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna host a special presentation of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert: America’s Night of Remembrance. Featuring a Tribute to our American Heroes on the Front Lines of the Pandemic Crisis. PBS’ multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT returns for a special presentation hosted by Chicago’s Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise with … Continue reading “Chicago’s own host the National Memorial Day Concert”

UPS delivers 5 Millionth meal to rural students & families

2+  UPS announced the delivery of the five millionth meal through the Emergency Meals-to-You program, designed to deliver shelf-stable, nutritious meals to students in rural areas of the country. The program is a partnership between McLane Global, UPS, USDA, the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, and PepsiCo to deliver meals to students in rural … Continue reading “UPS delivers 5 Millionth meal to rural students & families”