About Chicago Corner –

Chicago Corner is 99 Perspectives’ hyperlocal brand: These shows focus on Chicago politics, news, civic engagement, arts, and events. In addition to our regular shows, the Chicago Corner channel also features exclusive interviews with local politicians, artists, activists, and businesspeople.

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Jerry Vasilatos is producer, editor and host of Chicago Corner.

Jerry is an award winning filmmaker with producing, directing and editing credits that span features, television, documentaries and commercials. His award winning film “Solstice” has aired on Lifetime Network, and was remastered for its 25th Anniversary reissue in 2018. Other notable projects include work on the series “Gangland” for History Channel, “Independent Lens” and “An Evening with Valerie Simpson in Tribute to Nick Ashford” on PBS, the weekly syndicated series “Made in Hollywood”, and programs for Reelz Channel, Universal Home Video, Fox Atomic and AFI. Jerry also edited “Now You Know”, the romantic comedy written and directed by “Clerks” star Jeff Anderson, and has worked with the late great television luminary Richard Hatch, of “Battlestar Galactica” fame.

Jerry’s civic service includes volunteer work as media team leader for two Chicago mayoral candidates in 2015 and one in 2019. He also served 5 years as Chicago City Producer for the world renowned “48 Hour Film Project”, while developing projects for his company Nitestar Productions as a founding member of Cinespace’s Stage 18 in Chicago, home of the NBC Dick Wolfe “Chicago” television franchise. He has also been an advocate of the homeless and recovering children through his volunteer work with the Night Ministry and Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Jerry is also the inventor of the EZ-Walk / SandPad mobility aid, which currently provides greater stability for thousands of cane and crutch users across sand and other difficult terrains.

Jerry is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in film, and also served as President of Columbia’s West Coast Alumni Chapter from 1999 through 2001.