Tax credits extended to keep ‘Chicago Fire,’ others in Illinois

Workers prepare sets for “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med” and the now-canceled “Chicago Justice”  at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune 2016)


Tax credits extended to keep ‘Chicago Fire,’ others in Illinois

Pritzker says South Works studio plan could see benefits

By Dan Petrella

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed legislation extending state tax credits for film production through 2026, a move he said will attract more industry jobs and spending and could give a boost to Chicago rapper and actor Common’s pitch to build a massive movie studio on the former U.S. Steel South Works site.

“Whenever anybody’s looking at a new site, a new opportunity in this industry, it’s incumbent upon us to do everything we can to work with them to help them develop their opportunity because … for me it’s all about creating jobs and opportunity for the people of Illinois,” Pritzker said at a bill-signing event Thursday at the Thompson Center in the Loop.

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