List of television stations in Illinois

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This is a list of broadcast television stations in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Full-power stations[edit]

VC refers to the station's PSIP virtual channel. RF refers to the station's physical RF channel.

Area served City of license VC RF Callsign Network Notes
Carbondale Harrisburg 3 34 WSIL-TV ABC
Carbondale ~Paducah KY 6 32 WPSD-TV NBC
Carbondale Carbondale 8 8 WSIU-TV PBS
Carbondale ~Cape Girardeau MO 12 12 KFVS-TV CBS
Carbondale ~Cape Girardeau MO 23 22 KBSI Fox
Carbondale Marion 27 17 WTCT Ind.
Carbondale ~Paducah KY 49 50 WDKA MNT
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 3 48 WCIA CBS
Champaign/Urbana Urbana 12 9 WILL-TV PBS
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 15 41 WICD ABC semi-satellite of WICS ch. 20 Springfield
Champaign/Urbana Urbana 27 26 WCCU Fox satellite of WRSP-TV ch. 55 Springfield
Charleston Charleston 51 50 WEIU-TV PBS
Chicago Chicago 2 12 WBBM-TV CBS
Chicago Chicago 5 29 WMAQ-TV NBC
Chicago Chicago 7 44 WLS-TV ABC
Chicago Chicago 9 19 WGN-TV CW Antenna TV on 9.2; This TV on 9.3
Chicago Chicago 11 47 WTTW PBS
Chicago Chicago 20 21 WYCC PBS
Chicago Chicago 26 27 WCIU-TV Ind. Me-TV on 26.3; Bounce TV on 26.5
Chicago Chicago 32 31 WFLD Fox Ind. (1954-1986)
Chicago Chicago 38 43 WCPX-TV ION
Chicago Chicago 44 45 WSNS-TV TEL
Chicago ~Gary IN 50 51 WPWR-TV MNT
Chicago Aurora 60 50 WXFT-DT TF
Chicago ~Hammond IN 62 36 WJYS Ind.
Chicago Joliet 66 38 WGBO-DT UNI
Decatur Decatur 17 18 WAND NBC
Decatur Decatur 23 22 WBUI CW
LaSalle LaSalle 35 10 WWTO-TV TBN
Macomb Macomb 22 21 WMEC PBS satellite of WSEC ch. 14 Springfield
Mount Vernon Mount Vernon 13 21 WPXS Ind.
Olney Olney 16 19 WUSI-TV PBS satellite of WSIU-TV ch. 8 Carbondale
Peoria Peoria 19 19 WHOI ABC
Peoria Peoria 25 25 WEEK-TV NBC
Peoria Peoria 31 30 WMBD-TV CBS
Peoria Bloomington 43 28 WYZZ-TV Fox
Peoria Peoria 47 46 WTVP PBS
Peoria Peoria 59 39 WAOE MNT
Quincy ~Hannibal MO 7 7 KHQA-TV CBS
Quincy Quincy 10 10 WGEM-TV NBC
Quincy Quincy 16 32 WTJR Ind.
Quincy Quincy 27 34 WQEC PBS satellite of WSEC ch. 14 Springfield
Rock Island/Moline Rock Island 4 4 WHBF-TV CBS
Rock Island/Moline ~Davenport IA 6 36 KWQC-TV NBC
Rock Island/Moline Moline 8 38 WQAD-TV ABC
Rock Island/Moline ~Davenport IA 18 49 KLJB Fox
Rock Island/Moline Moline 24 23 WQPT-TV PBS
Rock Island/Moline ~Burlington IA 26 41 KGCW CW
Rockford Rockford 13 13 WREX NBC
Rockford Rockford 17 16 WTVO ABC
Rockford Freeport 23 41 WIFR CBS
Rockford Rockford 39 42 WQRF-TV Fox
Springfield Jacksonville 14 15 WSEC PBS
Springfield Springfield 20 42 WICS ABC
Springfield Springfield 49 13 WCIX MNT
Springfield Springfield 55 44 WRSP-TV Fox
~St. Louis MO East St. Louis 46 47 WRBU ION

Defunct full-power stations[edit]

  • Channel 14: WJJY-TV - ABC - Jacksonville (1969-1971)
  • Channel 15: WBLN - Bloomington (12/1/1953-2/7/1957 and 12/1/1957-6/5/1958) - not the 1982 WBLN that became WYZZ-TV
  • Channel 20: WXXW - PBS - Chicago (9/20/1965-1974)
  • Channel 24: WICD - ABC - Danville (12/19/1953-8/14/1967)
  • Channel 35: WEEQ - NBC - LaSalle (11/7/1957-1973?) - relayed WEEK-TV

LPTV stations[edit]

Area served City of license ch Callsign Network Notes
Chicago Arlington Heights 34 PSIP 34 WEDE-CD independent
Chicago Rochelle 6 WGWG-LP NBC Sports Radio Has applied to FCC for conversion to digital
Chicago Chicago 4 WOCK-CD Azteca America
Chicago Chicago 23 WWME-CA Me-TV "Me-TV" classic television
Chicago Aurora, Illinois 20 WPVN-CD NO LONGER BROADCASTING Retro Television Network
Chicago Chicago 49 PSIP 41 WOCH-CD Arirang
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 46 WBXC-CA America One
Chicago Chicago 48 WMEU-CA independent "Me Too" classic television