Jazz music, deep-dish pizzas, hot-dogs and dozens of skyscrapers – these are just some of the things that we are majorly missing about the windy city. If you too are missing this beautiful city thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, here are a few movies and TV shows that will virtually transport you to Chicago. By Amitha Ameen

1. Home Alone Series

 

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We can all agree that Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone series shaped our image of Chicago city. Set in the suburbs of Chicago, this massive hit was and still is a household name, that we can’t seem to get enough of.

2. My Best Friend’s Wedding

 

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We got to say, this one has us bawling. But how we can forget the iconic scene where the gorgeous Julia Roberts races against time, from O’Hare to Chicago Union Station and Comiskey Park — perfectly highlighting the iconic places of Chicago. 

3. The Breakup

 

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We have to confess that we have watched this rom-com one too many times. The film beautifully portrays the Chicago skyline, Wrigley Field and basically every other iconic structure making it possible to virtually transport you to Chicago.

4. Chicago PD

 

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Love a bit of action? Then this multiple award-winning show has to be on your list. Follow along as patrol officer a.k.a the good guys engage in a cat and mouse game with perpetrators all over the windy city’s streets.

5. Empire

 

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Not many of you might know this, but Chicago has a thriving music industry that ranks third amongst all US cities. And Empire is based on just that with all the elements needed to make it an addictive drama series. If you are looking for a binge-worthy show, look no further.

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