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Chicago Film History

The following feature films and television series were shot on Chicago streets and in our neighborhoods.



Made In Illinois

Illinois has had a rich and long film history. Find out what movies featured Illinois cast, crew and locations.



Press Clips

Chicago's film industry saw some growth last year, thanks to indie movies
Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2019


Chicago records unprecedented TV production in 2018
Reel Chicago
June 22, 2018


City Of Film Festivals: Millennium Park Spreads the Wealth
Newcity Film
May 24, 2018


'Coco' and 'Get Out' part of Millennium Park Summer Film Series lineup
Chicago Tribune
May 9, 2018


NBC Renews Four Dick Wolf Series
May 9, 2018


Estimated nearly $500 million spent by film and TV crews in Illinois last year
Chicago Tribune
January 20, 2017


Here's A Map Of Filming In Chicago In 2016, A Year The City Was A TV Star
January 6, 2017


He's the guy who said no to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Crain's Chicago Business
August 4, 2016


Illinois estimates $330 million spent by TV and films in 2015
Chicago Tribune
February 2, 2016


Etiquette on the set! How to behave when TV cameras are rolling
Chicago Tribune
September 30, 2015


The Stuntman
Want to send a bus tumbling across lower Wacker? Set someone on fire? Find a guy to plunge eight stories onto Lake Shore Drive—backward? Easy. Just call Rick LeFevour.
March 19, 2015


Here’s Just How Successful Empire Was
March 19, 2015


With 'Empire' And NBC Series, Chicago Takes Over Primetime
March 18, 2015


Chicago plays starring role in Andy and Lana Wachowski’s space epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’
Chicago Sun-Times
February 4, 2015


Hollywood in Your 'Hood: See Where Crews Filmed in Chicago in 2014 [MAP]
January 14, 2015


Casting calls in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
January 13, 2015


Meet The Man Who Saved ‘Chicago Fire’ — And Many Lives Over Long Career
Chicago Sun-Times
December 2, 2014

Photos: Uptown Chicago Makes A Convincing Gotham City
November 14, 2014


'Batman v Superman' transforms Uptown into Gotham City
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2014


Street closures in the Loop because of 'Batman v. Superman'
November 7, 2014


Sighting: Henry Cavill in Chicago for 'Batman v. Superman'
Chicago Tribune
November 2, 2014


Eight things I learned during my 'Chicago Fire' set visit
Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2014


'Divergent' sequel, 'Insurgent,' films along Chicago River
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2014


Chasing places - Searching for a particular Chicago spot? Location scout Kate Levinson knows where to look.
October 6, 2014


Downton Abbey' star filming indie in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
September 18, 2014


Netflix Show 'Sense8' Takes Over SuperDawg
August 8, 2014


Big TV, film production season is underway
REEL Chicago
August 7, 2014


'Sinister 2' to film in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2014


Netflix's 'Sense8' begins filming in Chicago this week
Chicago Tribune
July 7, 2014


Five summer movie events that don’t involve superheroes or megaplexes
The Chicago Maroon
June 2, 2014


Studio Becomes Celebrity Hot Spot Amid Chicago Film Boom
April 9, 2014


Sophia Bush Dishes on 'Chicago P.D.,' Favorite Restaurants, Winter Beauty
February 11, 2014


Why TV producer Dick Wolf likes filming in Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business
March 6, 2014


Cinespace plans backlot expansion for filming possibilities
Chicago Tribune
January 30, 2014


Chicago's #1! Best place for filmmakers to live and work
Reel Chicago
January 23, 2014


2013 Sets Record For Chicago Production
Screen Magazine
January 22, 2014


2013 film revenues of $358 million set a new record
Reel Chicago
January 21, 2014


Chicago sets new record for film, TV production in 2013
Chicago Tribune
January 21, 2014


Chicago reaps record film revenue in 2013 (PDF)
Chicago Sun-Times
January 21, 2014


Action! Illinois film and TV business doubled in 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
January 21, 2014


Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2014 Top Big Cities: #1. Chicago
January 17, 2014


Nine Questions for Dick Wolf
Chicago Magazine
January 10, 2014


Dick Wolf: On New Chicago Franchise & How He Learned to Love Serialized Drama
TV Guide
October 30, 2013


Producers say movie-making has never been better in Chicago
Motion Picture Association of America
October 20, 2013


The Dark Knight helped spawn a filmmaking boom in Chicago
FOX 32 News
October 17, 2013


The Dark Knight helped spawn a filmmaking boom in Chicago
A.V. Club
October 17, 2013


Photos: 'Transformers 4' filming in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
September 28, 2013


"Transformers 4" Kicks Off Chicago Filming
NBC 5 Chicago
August 23, 2013


Video/Q&A: 'Drinking Buddies' director Joe Swanberg
Crain's Chicago Business
August 20, 2013


Hollywood Cranks Up Film, TV Shoots In Chicago
Crain's Chicago Business
August 19, 2013


What Hollywood Productions are Filming in Chicago?
WGN 720


How Chicago's film industry transforms good year into great year
Crain's Chicago Business
May 14, 2013


TV and movie crews spending more time filming in Chicago
April 4, 2013


'Boss' brings work to Chicago film industry during tough year
Crain's Chicago Business

Friday, August 17, 2012


Chicago Tease - Cubs Win World Series Commercial Scene by Scene


View the online photo gallery
Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town
December 1, 2011


Five Film Picks + Rich Moskal’s Weekend Plans
Chicago Magazine
July 27, 2011


Kelsey Grammer, the Boss of Chicago
Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2011


State banking on new film complex to improve on record year
Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2011


Latest Superman movie arrives in the nick of time
Crain's Chicago Business
March 28, 2011


The badge becomes her honor "Code"
Chicago Tribune
March 20, 2011


Area Code
Jennifer Beals returns to 312 in Fox's new series

Time Out Chicago
February 2, 2011

Chicago Code Hits Home (PDF)
Chicago Sun-Times
February 2, 2011




Pop Pilgrims-Chicago: The Blues Brothers Bridge
by theavclub
July 26, 2011

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