Sure, we may not have Ryan Gosling turning up around every corner, but the number of Hollywood types cropping up in and around Chicago while working on a number of high-profile films and television is still considerable these days.
Beyond that, Chicago is in the midst of what could be its second consecutive record-breaking year in terms of film and television productions, with local revenue expected to exceed 2012's $184 million.
Among the projects currently filming in town is "Jupiter Ascending," directed by the Chicago-born sister-brother duo behind the "Matrix" films, Lana and Andy Wachowski. The film stars A-Listers Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
Tatum has been spotted filming scenes around town and was also seen getting breakfast at Hash House A Go Go in the Gold Coast on Thursday. Cameras also caught co-star Kunis taking in Robin Thicke's set with beau Ashton Kutcher at Taste of Chicago this month.
Meanwhile, another film -- "Divergent," starring Kate Winslet -- just wrapped and "Transformers" is expected to begin shooting Chicago scenes for the fourth film in its action franchise on Aug. 11, according to the Tribune.
Six television shows are also actively shooting in the city while another, the Chicago-set "Shameless," will shoot some exteriors here in the fall.
Read below for the lowdown of the many filming projects that are currently, or soon will be, gracing Chicago with their presence: