The Best choice for free digital - HDTV -TV Antenna reception for the Chicago area is the EZ-HD or the HD Stacker antennas.
The Chicago free to air TV market is one of the best in the entire Country. There are dozens of free channels available. All of the major network channels are available (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW, ION) plus several independent channels and dozens of sub channels to numerous to mention.
There is 1 major channel in Chicagp broadcasting a VHF TV signals. This is important because most antennas available today are designed for UHF signals and perform poorly for the reception of VHF signals. The major channel is WBBM CBS channel 2.1. In addition channel 2 provides sub channels all VHF signals.
Be aware that most antennas on the market today claim to be VHF capable when in fact they're not.
Just because I say it, Doesn't make it true.
If you're in doubt I suggest you contact the station engineer at FOX channel 2 to verify the information on this page as true
For more information about VHF TV reception I suggest you visit the following pages.
Why most TV antennas are designed wrong >
Precisely tuned and test range certified antennas >
What's the difference between a VHF and UHF TV antenna >
To insure the reception of CBS channel 2 and the channel 2 sub channels learn the difference between VHF and UHF TV antennas.
The Chicago TV station reception map below is compiled from actual customer reports using either the EZ HD > or the HD Stacker > TV antennas. If the TV antenna location is inside of the Green circle on the map below use the EZ HD TV antenna. If the antenna location is outside of the Green circle but within the Blue circle use the HD Stacker TV antenna. TV reception from Chicago TV stations outside of the Blue circle is possible but is hit and miss. Both the EZ HD and the HD Stacker TV antennas have been physically fine tuned to receive the Chicago area TV stations digital TV signal frequencies currently in use.
*Map is based on the weakest Chicago, IL TV station transmitting signal.