Showtime donates $500,000 to Chicago South and West side programs

Showtime is putting its money where its hit TV series is.

On Monday, executives from Showtime along with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and cast members from the Chicago-based show “The Chi,” announced a $500,000 donation from the network to the city’s Greencorps Chicago green job training program and the Chicago Public Art Group.

The grant funding will help support programs and community clean-up and beautification of 32 empty lots on the city’s South and West sides where the Lena Waithe-created series has been filming for four seasons.

“From vibrantly depicting our city’s neighborhoods on ‘The Chi’ to now investing in our

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