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'The Chicago Code' Premieres Tonight: Jennifer Beals Discusses Role

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CHICAGO CODE

By Jerry Nunn for the Windy City Times

Jennifer Beals has appeared in more than 50 films over the years. She is beginning a new television-related endeavor on Fox, where she returns to her roots in The Chicago Code.

Windy City Times: Hello, Jennifer. I didn't realize you grew up on the South Side of Chicago.

Jennifer Beals: I did. I also lived on the North Side--everywhere but the West Side.

WCT: You don't currently live in Illinois now, do you?

Jennifer Beals: No I split my time between L.A. and Vancouver. My new show is a mid-season replacement so we will see if it is picked up for another 22 episodes and I will be in Chicago more.

WCT: It was great watching the new show The Chicago Code and seeing all the sights.

Jennifer Beals: Well, Chicago is really a character in the show, hence the title change.

WCT: What was it originally called?

Jennifer Beals: Ride-Along, the ride with the cops on their beat kind of thing.

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