Welcome to Chicago - we're glad you're here! Choose Chicago's Media 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 neighborhoodslive like a local, 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.

Chicago Media Kit

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Awards and Accolades

Why is Chicago the best? Find proof here.
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Photo and Video Library

Nothing promotes Chicago better than stunning photography and video. Gain access to Choose Chicago's extensive photo and video library, with some of the best photography and film Chicago has to offer.
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News Releases

Chicago news and press releases
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Research & Statistics

Total visitation by domestic and overseas visitors in 2016 was 53.91 million, an increase of 2.5% over the previous record of 52.59 million, achieved in 2015. Learn more about Chicago tourism numbers and hotel development.
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New Hotel Development

As of June 2017, the Chicago Central Business District offers 124 hotel properties with 41,257 rooms. Chicago's booming hotel industry provides ample accommodation options, from the intimate boutique to world-recognized luxury.

Chicago in a Nutshell

Chicago has unparalleled sophistication, class, and style. Not to mention, breathtaking views. Our prime location and two international airports make Chicago second to none when it comes to accessibility. And once you're here, you'll find world-class...
Take a look at Chicago by the numbers, and get a quick lesson in Chicago history, plus interesting facts and figures behind top Chicago attractions.
There’s so much to do in Chicago, you could stay forever and never see everything. These itinerary planners are your guide to the essentials and just an overview. Get inspiration and then go out and create your own unscripted adventure.


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Michelle Gonzalez
Vice President, Media Relations
Abigail Phillips
Director, Media Relations – Europe
Lisa Rodriguez
Director, Media Relations – Americas
Cole Schrand
Media Relations Coordinator
Brianna Peoples
Media Relations Coordinator