Welcome to Chicago - we're glad you're here! Choose Chicago's Public Relations Department assists business & leisure travel media in sharing the dynamic and vibrant stories Chicago has to offer. Use our official website to explore our neighborhoods, live like a local, discover what's trending, and find epic things to do. 

Please note: News crews, handheld interviews, documentaries, B-roll, and other low impact productions typically do not require a permit, as long as it does not interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic. Please contact the Chicago Film Office for more information.

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Media Kit

Get to know Chicago and all it has to offer: discover personalized itineraries to fit your interests, learn more about who we are and find out what's trending here in Chicago.

News Releases

Keep up to date with the Chicago visitor industry news and Choose Chicago marketing, tourism and partner-related announcements.

Research & Statistics

Get the latest official Chicago visitor and industry statistics.

Photo & Video Library

Download hi-res images and videos of Chicago. You can also view our Chicago B-roll and request HD-Cam footage.

Media Request Form

Thank you for your interest in Chicago! If you are planning a visit to Chicago and would like to request assistance with travel itineraries, please submit the Media Request Form.
Please note: requests for support are limited to the following markets: United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Germany and UK. You must be a credentialed journalist in one of these markets. A four-week lead time is required for travel itineraries. For requests during peak travel periods (May-October), we require six weeks.

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Early Bird tix now on sale for the in June! Visit to learn more & purchase tix!
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Theater Week is here! Stop by THEATRE WEEK CENTRAL for a variety of events and showcases. Visit the League of Chicago Theatres Hot Tix booth to learn more about discount theatre in Chicago, sign up for half-price theatre emails, and get a free gift (while supplies last). #CTW16
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