Jim Schmidt, a great Chicago ad man, has passed away

The 100 Club of Chicago deeply mourns the loss of this great and talented Advertising giant. We will forever be grateful to Jim and his Co-Producer Mark Mitten for helping us create our Emmy Award winning 2012 Chicago PSA campaign starring Tom Dreesen, Dennis Farina, Joe Mantegna, William Petersen, Dennis Franz and Gary Sinise.

Jim contributed his amazingĀ  talent from start to finish; story boards, set and post production as well as flying out to the set of Criminal Minds to help oversee the full day of shooting and did it all Pro-bono! Jim knew how important this campaign was needed to help raise money and awareness for our mission serving the families of our fallen police officers and fire fighters in Cook County. Please know our hearts are saddened by the news of hisĀ  passing at such a young age. May God Bless Jim and his family.

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