Chicago film, TV production boomed in 2012

April 3, 2013 6:19:29 AM PDT
Film and television production is booming in Chicago, according to new data.

In 2012, there were 1808 days of television and film production in Chicago, a 45-percent increase from 2011.

The city says it resulted in $170 million in local economic spending beating the previous best of $161 million from 2010.

Four televisions shows, "Chicago Fire", "Boss", "Underemployed" and "The Mob Doctor", recently made Chicago their full-time home for filming.