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About NBC 5 Chicago
NBCUniversal Local Chicago, a division of NBCUniversal, is the home of NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV), Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) and NBC Sports Chicago. Together, the triopoly serves incredibly diverse English- and Spanish-speaking audiences in the third largest U.S. television market. The NBC and Telemundo owned stations deliver the latest local news, consumer and investigative reports across multiple linear, streaming and digital platforms; Chicago’s most accurate forecast; a range of original documentaries and series; and lifestyle content on “Chicago Today.” NBC Sports Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, covers more than 275 live pro games each year with extensive pre/post-game coverage. All original content is available on-air, across streaming platforms, on and, on each station’s mobile app, as well as our streaming station, NBC Chicago News, on Peacock, Roku and Samsung TV, as well as free apps on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Sound, Production, & Lighting

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Sound, Production & Lighting (SPL) is a full-service event production and system installation company. We provide production services for corporate meetings, galas and fundraising parties, marketing activations, and anything between – we’re always up for a challenge. We offer permanent installation services for a variety of venues in fields such as live performance, education, worship, and hospitality. Our goal for any project is to provide an unparalleled experience and service.

Jennifer Heim Photography

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Jennifer Heim Photography specializes in live stage, rehearsal and headshot photography. Having shot over 900 productions and countless headshots, Jennifer is able to capture the emotion of a scene and create images that portray character depth and beautiful lighting design. Being a director and choreographer, she can anticipate blocking and movement to capture the best moments of your production for IHSMTA submissions. You want your students to stand out in their college auditions. Jennifer teaches them how to be in front of the camera to perfectly capture their personality for college auditions.

Downstage Arts

Downstage Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young artists through quality performing arts education and mentorship. Our mission is to inspire creativity, foster talent, and provide opportunities for artistic expression and growth. Through The Teen Cohort Program, high school juniors and seniors are mentored and coached through college application and audition process.  We cultivate a supportive and inclusive community for students to develop their skills and explore their passion for the arts, develop their skills, and pursue their dreams. For more information, visit

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