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  • Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough

    Chicago dancer Lil Kemo ready for bigger breakthrough
    Travon Biggs, a.k.a. the Bop King of the World, a.k.a. the Fastest Legs on the West Side, a.k.a. the originator of the Kemo Step, a.k.a. Lil' Kemo, walked up his unplowed street in North Lawndale the other day, sneakers sliding sideways in the slush. Behind him a rabbit hopped out on the sidewalk, reconsidered it and hopped back beneath a fence. Across the street, an elderly man shoveling a walkway shouted: "Proud of you, Kemo!" Biggs, whom everyone calls Kemo (and I will call Kemo from here), waved over his shoulder.
  • Showtime's 'Shameless' filming in Chicago next week

    Showtime's 'Shameless' filming in Chicago next week
    Showtime’s “Shameless” will make its biannual visit to Chicago next week. The dramedy starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum will film exterior scenes in Chicago Feb. 11-16, according to a spokeswoman for Showtime. The North Lawndale...

    Problem Solver: Floodwaters recede but barriers remained

    Problem Solver: Floodwaters recede but barriers remained
    The 5000 block of North Lawndale Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood is a beautiful, tree-lined street with closely packed red brick houses. The north end of the block ends in a cul-de-sac that abuts the Chicago River. On nice days, Lisa Easley and...

    It's showtime for 'Shameless' stars in Chicago

    It's showtime for 'Shameless' stars in Chicago
    “The Chicago Code” and “The Playboy Club” didn’t make it to a second season, but fellow Chicago-based TV series “Shameless” did. And it has been filming exterior scenes for Season 2 — which premieres on...

    Is city short of space to shoot?

    Is city short of space to shoot?
    According to Andy and Lana Wachowski, most of their films are set in Chicago — although none have actually shot here. When my colleague Chris Borrelli asked about this for a piece that ran in the Tribune last week, Lana Wachowski replied, "There...