PILSEN — The NBC police drama “Chicago PD” will be shooting in the city this week and multiple streets in the Pilsen neighborhood will be closed as a result.
The show comes on the heels of “Chicago Fire,” an NBC drama that has already homed in on several Chicago ‘hoods, shooting fake explosions and fires in Logan Square and Ukrainian Village and a fake plane crash in Bronzeville.
Parking restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and extend through 10 p.m. Thursday, according to "Chicago PD" publicity coordinator Daniele Bernstein.
As a result of filming, parking will not be allowed during those times on 18th Street from Wood to Paulina streets, Paulina Street from 16th Street to 1850 S. Paulina St., and the north side of 18th Street from Paulina Street to Ashland Avenue.
Additionally, parking will be banned on Wood between 18th and 19th streets, the north side of 19th Street from Wood to Wolcott Avenue, and along the alleys between Paulina and Ashland Avenue and 18th and 17th streets.
The show — set to debut in early 2014 — recently put out a casting call for “real” Chicago police officers, EMTs, firefighters and armed forces and military personnel in order to make the show as authentic as possible.
Pilsen residents should not hear any loud noises during filming, Bernstein said.
Bernstein said she could not confirm whether Pilsen would be a regular neighborhood for the show’s shooting.