Chicago, IL 60603 appears to be within local range of the following 8 professional sports teams.
This means that each one is potentially subject to blackout restrictions if you attempt to steam their games through a device like a Roku or ChromeCast.
|League||Team Name||Regional Network||Blackouts?|
|NFL||Chicago Bears||FOX||No Blackout Restrictions|
|NBA||Chicago Bulls||Comcast SportsNet Chicago||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
|NHL||Chicago Blackhawks||Comcast SportsNet Chicago||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
|MLB||Chicago White Sox||Comcast SportsNet Chicago||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
|MLB||Chicago Cubs||FSN Chicago||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
|MLS||Chicago Fire||FS1||No Blackout Restrictions|
|MLB||Milwaukee Brewers||Fox Sports Wisconsin||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
|NBA||Milwaukee Bucks||Fox Sports Wisconsin||Blackout Restrictions Apply|
Every location and sports team is unique, so if we made an error, please report it.
Luckily, there is a way for those of us that want to ditch Cable TV yet can't live without our local sports teams. The technology is called a VPN, and it allows you to mask the internet's IP address (how the teams determine if you are within their "range" or not) of your home.
Our favorite VPN service - and one of the most respected - is ExpressVPN. I use ExpressVPN, so I can personally vouch for them.
A VPN hides where you actually are on the internet. After purchasing their service, you get an IP address that is registered from some far-away place (think Germany or Italy), and that IP is entered into your home internet broadband router. This IP address acts as a disguise to the various major sports teams that attempt to "Blackout" their streaming services for those of us that can simply watch it on TV. Now, this is not a problem for most unless 1) You don't have cable, or 2) You don't want cable.
* If you want to consider a different VPN service, you can view a more complete list here.