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Mark Wahlberg Reveals The Stunts He Wouldn’t Perform For ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Mark Wahlberg has long been a staple of the action genre and he’s at it again this Summer with the latest sequel to everyone’s favorite franchise, Transformers.


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Best Summer Movies For Kids

Instead of panicking and sending your kids to nearest summer camp you can find, why not enjoy a few summer blockbusters?


An explosion as part of filming for Transformers. (Credit: CBS)

Transformers Fans Flock To Film Shooting Of Big Explosion

An explosion capped off a summer of shooting for the latest movie in the Transformers film franchise. The explosion at 29th street along the river made for a rather exciting afternoon.


Workers stage a car accident on the Michigan Avenue during the filming of the movie Transformers 3 on July 16, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Sections of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of the city's downtown, will be closed until Monday morning to accommodate the filmmakers. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hollywood Cranks Up Film, TV Shoots In Chicago

Hollywood producers and actors are coming back to Chicago in droves, and it means big money for the city. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.


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Chicago Area Sees Boost In Employment In The Information Industry

The information industry, which includes motion pictures and sound recording, posts positive gains from year-ago levels.


Would-be extras line up to be cast in "Transformers 4," part of which will be filmed in Chicago. (CBS)

Call For ‘Transformers’ Extras Draws Thousands To Skokie

Outside the Holiday Inn in Skokie Friday, hundreds lined up around the hotel and into the back parking lot for a chance to be an extra in “Transformers 4.”


Firefighters douse what appears to be a transformer fire Friday afternoon, one of several such incidents across the city. (CBS)

Hot Day Marked By Electric Utility Fires, Power Disruptions

ComEd and Chicago firefighters were kept busy on a sweltering Friday as utility power equipment sparked or caught fire across the city.


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Movies In The Parks: Summer’s Savior

Honestly, we’re not sure why it took us so long to realize there should be a movie playing outside in a park every day of the summer. You go to the beach, you play some sports, maybe you just grill all day and do cannonballs in the pool, but then you want to gather up and watch a good-timey movie with the gang. We’ve rounded up some of our own favorite Movies in the Parks below!


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Chicago Steals The Show In New ‘Transformers’ Trailer

The official trailer for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” was unveiled Thursday, and Chicago practically gets a starring role in the mini-movie, as warring metallic beings battle for supremacy.


Workers stage a car accident on the Michigan Avenue during the filming of the movie Transformers 3 (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Film Industry Boosts Economy, Jobs

CHICAGO (CBS) ― “The Blues Brothers” film premiered 30 years ago this week, making Chicago a magnet for Hollywood movie producers. It’s a legacy that lives on today, with Chicago playing host to a string […]

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