Chicago, IL Cord Cutting Report

The TV marketing area of Chicago, IL has 27 standard broadcast TV channels and lots of streaming options!

Residents of Chicago, IL have the ability to watch up to 27 local broadcast stations with a TV antenna, and some of them are available on various streaming services. To get a more accurate representation of the channels you can expect to get with a TV antenna, enter your home address for hyper-local information to help you finally cut the cord!

TV StationNetworkChannelLocationFrequency (MHz)
WBBM-TV CBS 2 CHICAGO, IL 204
WOCK-CD INDEPENDENT 4 CHICAGO, IL 210
WMAQ-TV NBC 5 CHICAGO, IL 584
WLS-TV ABC 7 CHICAGO, IL 518
WGN-TV INDEPENDENT 9 CHICAGO, IL 500
WTTW PBS 11 CHICAGO, IL 536
WYCC PBS 20 CHICAGO, IL 668
WPVN-CD INDEPENDENT 20 CHICAGO, IL 0
WCIU-TV INDEPENDENT 26 CHICAGO, IL 524
WLPD-CD INDEPENDENT 32 PLANO, IL 0
WMEU-CD INDEPENDENT 32 CHICAGO, IL 0
WFLD FOX 32 CHICAGO, IL 530
WEDE-CD INDEPENDENT 34 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL 0
WWTO-TV INDEPENDENT 35 NAPERVILLE, IL 578
WCPX-TV ION 38 CHICAGO, IL 590
WWME-CD INDEPENDENT 39 CHICAGO, IL 524
W40CN-D INDEPENDENT 40 SUGAR GROVE, IL 710
WSNS-TV INDEPENDENT 44 CHICAGO, IL 656
WPWR-TV CW 50 GARY, IN 572
WYIN PBS 56 GARY, IN 488
WXFT-DT INDEPENDENT 60 AURORA, IL 650
WJYS INDEPENDENT 62 HAMMOND, IN 512
WGBO-DT INDEPENDENT 66 JOLIET, IL 596

Chicago, IL Sports Teams

If sports are important to your household, you can still cut the cord from Cable TV since there are many different options depending on the team you have rooting interest in. If there are the sports teams that consider this DMA a part of their "home" area, then their games may be subject to blackouts when being streamed. However, there are ways around this. Learn more about streaming sports in Chicago, IL here.

Chicago, IL Channels on Streaming Services

If an OTA TV antenna will not work for you for whatever reason (apartment restrictions or obstacles and/or terrain preventing good signal quality), you may be able to get your local channels via streaming services such as YouTube TV, Sling or Hulu Live. The table below shows which services carry local ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX Chicago, IL broadcast channels.

Chicago, IL Area Information

The Chicago, IL area has around 3,463,060 homes with TVs in them. Chicago, IL has approximately 3% of the US population, which currently ranks #3 out of all TV markets.

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