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New TV Show 'Chicago Justice' Filming Near 18th Street In Pilsen Wednesday

By Stephanie Lulay | September 6, 2016 4:32pm
 New Dick Wolf-produced show
New Dick Wolf-produced show "Chicago Justice" is filming in Pilsen Wednesday.
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PILSEN — Crews will be filming an episode of the new Dick Wolf-produced television show "Chicago Justice" in Pilsen on Wednesday. 

Parts of 18th and Throop streets will be closed to accommodate film crews. 

• Both sides of South Throop Street from West 16th Street to West 18th Street will be designated "no parking/tow zones" from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday

• Both sides of West 18th Street from South Blue Island Avenue to 1315 W. 18th St. will be designated "no parking/tow zones" from 8 p.m. Tuesday to 10 p.m. Wednesday

• West 18th Street from South Blue Island Avenue to South Throop Street will be intermittently closed from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday

• The alley between South Blue Island Avenue and South Ada Street will be completely closed from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to filming notice. 

Neighbors with questions can contact the show's location department at 773-542-5059. 

"Chicago Justice" began production at Cinespace Film Studios this month. The courtroom drama stars Philip Winchester and Carl Weathers. 

Four NBC franchise shows are now based in and film in Chicago — "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD," "Chicago Med" and new "Chicago Justice." 

In total, eight major TV series filmed full-time in Chicago this year — a record number, according to officials with the Chicago Film Office. Another two major shows film locally part time, officials said. 

In 2015, the four full-time TV series in production in Chicago were Fox's "Empire," and NBC's "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD" and "Chicago Med." In 2016, four additional series were added: "Patriot” from Amazon Studios; “The Exorcist” and “A.P.B” from 20th Century Fox Television; and "Chicago Justice," set to begin production this month at Cinespace. 

Showtime's "Shameless" and Netflix's "Sense8" also film in Chicago part time. 

The filming boom in Chicago has translated into more than $1.3 billion in economic activity from film and commercial production from 2011-2015, adding local jobs and boosting Chicago's neighborhoods, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last week. 

The fourth season of "Chicago P.D." debuts Sept. 21 on NBC. The fifth season of "Chicago Fire" premieres Oct. 11. 

A "Chicago Justice" filming notice. [Universal Television LLC]

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• Cinespace Aims to Bring Hollywood-Style Backlot Tours to Chicago

• Cinespace Film Studios Launching Incubator for Filmmakers

• North Lawndale Street Renamed in Honor of Late Cinespace Founder

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