'Chicago Fire' Returns to Logan Square, Bucktown Along With Road Closures
CHICAGO — Passersby need not be alarmed by the site of fire trucks and police trucks swarming Logan Square Wednesday — it's only TV.
"Chicago Fire" will be filming a bomb threat scene at the Logan Vistas Apartments for seniors on the corner of Wrightwood and Kedzie avenues most of the day, before moving production over to Bucktown for a scene in Lottie's Pub.
Location Manager Bob Hudgins said the stretch of Kedzie Avenue just west of the square as well as a portion of Wrightwood Avenue will be closed for the shoot.
The city filming permit runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but he said that doesn't necessarily mean the roads will be closed the whole time, but then again, they might.
"There are a lot of variables in our work," he said.
As for the elderly residents of the Logan Vistas Apartments, Hudgins said they are being kept in the loop so as to avoid any confusion.
"All the senior citizens are going to be well informed, and I actually think they're going to be having a very fun day with us," he said.
Assistant location manager John Quilico said the crew will be moving over to Bucktown in the early evening to shoot an interior scene at Lottie's Pub, 1925 W. Cortland St.
While he could not divulge details, he said the filming is for episode 16 and it will involve "the usual circus if you will" of 110 to 120 crew members.
Quilico said that 85 to 95 percent of the crew are hired locally in the Chicago area.