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01/21/2014 04:42 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Chicago Film Industry Had Record 2013 Filming In City Neighborhoods

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NEAR WEST SIDE — Anyone who experienced the filming of "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD" or another production in their neighborhoods might have already guessed it: 2013 was a big year for Hollywood in Chicago.

The city said six TV shows, three Hollywood films and 137 commercials came here to shoot during the year and made for a 20 percent increase in production activity from the year before, a new record for the city.

"Chicago Fire" spent $58 million, including $30 million on Illinois wages, while "Chicago PD" spent $29 million, including $21 million on wages, state officials said.

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