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But we didn't forget about the "Chicago" franchise fans out there, with Wednesday, January 17th, bringing Chicago Med at 8 p.m., followed by Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME — "Forget It, Jake; It's Chinatown" Episode 108 — Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson —[...]
07DEC98: Talk show host JERRY SPRINGER at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Paul Smith / Featureflash Photo Agency (
Talk show host, former mayor of Cincinnati, journalist, and pop culture icon Jerry Springer (born Gerald Norman Springer) passed away at the age of 79 in his home in suburban Chicago "Jerry's ability to connect with people was at the heart of his success in everything he tried, whether that was politics, broadcasting, or just[...]
Jay Halstead) will be departing NBC powerhouse Chicago P.D during the upcoming 10th season (set to premiere on Wednesday, September 21, at 10 pm ET) Benjamin Levy Aguilar's Intelligence rookie Dante Torres has been promoted from guest-starring to series regular status when the series returns The news comes as former showrunner Rick Eid shifts focus[...]
Eight Comic Book Stores Opening & Getting Bigger Across The USA
Milwaukee Ave, Portage Park, Chicago, Illinois, with an emphasis on graphic novels, children's comics and illustrative and printed local artwork Stickers and postcards are also on display, and customers are greeted by an enormous black-and-white mural that Park painted It features six well-known comic and graphic novel artists and writers whose work is in the store. Galactic[...]
Cover image for Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition
This was called after members of right-wing activist Proud Boys group and conservative parents objected to the presence of the graphic novel at a previous open school meeting, promoted to the Proud Boys group on messaging app Telegram advertising a "School Board Showdown". The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Edgar "Remy Del Toro" Delatorre, a leader of[...]
A Second Comics Exhibition For The Second City
Chicago hosts not one but two comics exhibitions in the city The first is at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, but the second one is on display at the Chicago Cultural Center Running June 19th, 2021 through October 3rd, 2021, the exhibition called CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960) was curated by Chris Ware[...]
Chicago Delays CAKE Until June 2022
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, or CAKE, was originally planned for June 2020, but obviously didn't happen Then they rearranged for June 2021, but as they have told attendees, that is looking a bit dodgy now as well So they have delayed for another year, got June 2022 They state; In March 2020, CAKE's organizers voted[...]
Cobra Kai released its season 3 trailer (Image: Netflix screencap)
(Image: Spotify screencap) That's right, the streaming services have teamed up for Cobra Kai: The Series Soundtrack (waiting for you here)- with tracks from artists ranging from AC/DC, Chicago, and REO Speedwagon to Bruno Mars, YUNGBLUD, and Bat Fangs Here's a look at the promo video below that gives us all sorts of flashbacks to those[...]
Long Read: Is This An "Extinction Event" For The Comic Shop As We Know It? Or Are They "Too Stupid To Quit, Too Dumb To Die"?
For 32 years, Atlas Comics has served comic fans in the Chicago, IL, northwest area Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Atlas Comics has been closed since March 20th and has only been allowed to resume curbside pickup at the time of this publication Atlas Comics is one of the rare comic shops that[...]
When Bleeding Cool Spoke to Rod Blagojevich at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago
In 2010, Bleeding Cool went to Wizard World Chicago Who, amidst the wrestlers, cosplayers and William Shatners, was a very unusual guest One Rod Blagojevich, who had been charged with misleading investigators looking into charges that he tried to sell Obama's vacated senate seat for personal profit But Chicago loved their ex-governor Rod Blagojevich and[...]
With production on FX Network's Fargo set to begin on October 15 in Chicago, writer-director Noah Hawley is offering an update on the Chris Rock-starring fourth season of the Emmy award-winning anthology series During an interview with Collider in support of feature film Lucy in the Sky, Hawley was asked about the scope of the[...]
Less than a month after Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf announced at the network's Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event that production on Fargo season 4 was set to begin this fall in Chicago, we're learning the name of a new member of the cast who will be joining them[...]
Wizard World Chicago Swaps Comics for Celebrity Photos to Help ComicBooks For Kids
Wizard World Chicago is asking fans to bring child-appropriate graphic novels, comics, science fiction books, or any other similar reading materials to the show, being held on August 22nd to the 25th at Donald E Stephens Convention Center Center. All donations will be handed to ComicBooks For Kids!, an organisation that collects and donates comic book reading[...]
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Niantic officially announced this week that Pokémon GO Fest 2019 was officially returning to Chicago in Grant Park from June 13th-16th While the company didn't give major details behind the events, it did list off some activities that would be taking place, which we have for you below The Chicago event will be the kickoff[...]
BREAKING: Charges Against 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett Dropped
In a move that has already set social media aflame once again, Chicago prosecutors have dropped all charges against Empire star Jussie Smollett Arrving to a Chicago courtroom early Tuesday morning for an emergency meeting, after which it was learned that all 16 felony counts were being dropped and that his "record has been wiped[...]
'Empire' EPs Remove Jussie Smollett's Character from Final Season 5 Eps
During the hearing, a series of texts between the actor/singer and siblings Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo showing how the "attack" was planned were read aloud: from arranging funds for supplies to making sure MAGA chants were part of the staged assault. Smollett's legal team released the following statement yesterday after the Chicago PD's press conference and biond hearing: "Mr[...]
Chicago PD: "Dissatisfied with His Salary," Empire's Jussie Smollett Staged Attack; Trump Responds
According to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Empire star Jussie Smollett staged his own "assault" because he was "dissatisfied with his salary" and looking for better positioning on the FOX drama series During a Thursday morning press conference, Johnson also revealed that Smollett paid brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo $3,500 (by check) to particpate in the fake[...]
Jussie Smollett FULL Interview on alleged attack | ABC News Exclusive
Empire star Jussie Smollett is under arrest and currently in the custody of of Chicago police detectives, with Chicago PD Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi confirming the actor/singer's arrest Thursday morning The arrest comes less than 12 hours after Smollett was formally charged with federal disorderly conduct for allegedly "filing a false police report (Class 4 felony)." EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda[...]
Empire's Jussie Smollett Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge for Filing False Police Report
Only hours after Chicago Police Department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi announced that Empire star Jussie Smollett had been "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation" for allegedly "filing a false police report (Class 4 felony)," the actor/singer has been formally charged with federal disorderly conduct This legal turn of events comes on the[...]
Jussie Smollett FULL Interview on alleged attack | ABC News Exclusive
Chicago Police Department Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to announce that Empire star Jussie Smollett has been "officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation" for allegedly "filing a false police report (Class 4 felony)." The Chicago PD also stated that investigating detectives were in the process of "presenting evidence[...]
Jussie Smollett FULL Interview on alleged attack | ABC News Exclusive
Responding to CNN reporting late Saturday night from that actor/singer Jussie Smollett either arranged or played a planning role in his assault and was now the focus of Chicago Police's investigation, the Empire star's defense lawyers Todd S Pugh and Victor P Henderson pushed back on behalf of their client with the following statement: EMPIRE: Pictured[...]
REPORT: Citing "New Evidence," Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Planned Attack [UPDATE]
***UPDATE*** Chicago PD has released a statement: "We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation We've reached out to the 'Empire' cast member's attorney to request a follow-up interview." Law enforcement reached out to Smollett's lawyers during the[...]
Jussie Smollett's Family: Attacks "Inhumane Acts of Domestic Terrorism"; CPD Release "Persons of Interest" Images
Less than 48 hours after Empire star Jussie Smollett was hopitalized following an assault in Chicago that law enforcement is describing as a "possible hate crime," the Smollett family and Underground's Jurnee Smollett-Bell have released a statement condemning the attack, the perpetrators, and similar hate crimes (see below). The Chicago Police Department confirmed that in the early hours of January[...]
Starting Wednesday, PlayStation owners in the city of Chicago will need to pay an extra 9% tax on some purchases due to the city's Amusement Tax A ruling back in 2015 by the city's department of finance extended the Amusement Tax to cover streaming content as well as more traditional forms of entertainment On Wednesday,[...]
ReedPOP, Syfy Wire to Live-Stream NYCC, ECCC and C2E2 in New Deal
Credit: (left) ReedPOP / (right) Syfy Wire ReedPOP and Syfy Wire are set to give fans who can't make it out to Chicago, Seattle or New York City this year the next best thing to being there, with the editorial arm of NBCUniversal's Syfy cable network striking a deal with the event producer to be the exclusive[...]