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 SD simulcast on 3.2
Carbondale ~Paducah KY 6 32 WPSD-TV NBC Heartland on 6.2, Antenna TV on 6.3
Carbondale Carbondale 8 8 WSIU-TV PBS World on 8.2, Create on 8.3, WSIU simulcast with DTV reception information on 8.4
Carbondale ~Cape Girardeau MO 12 12 KFVS-TV CBS The CW/Me-TV (simulcast with WQTV-LP/WQWQ-LP) on 12.2, Grit on 12.3
Carbondale ~Cape Girardeau MO 23 22 KBSI Fox MyNetworkTV (SD simulcast with WDKA) on 23.2, Comet on 23.3
Carbondale Marion 27 17 WTCT TCT
Carbondale ~Paducah KY 49 50 WDKA MNT GetTV on 49.2, ZUUS Country on 49.3
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 3 48 WCIA CBS MyNetworkTV (simulcast with WCIX) on 3.2
Champaign/Urbana Urbana 12 9 WILL-TV PBS
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 15 41 WICD ABC semi-satellite of WICS ch. 20 Springfield
Comet on 15.2, Grit on 15.3
Champaign/Urbana Urbana 27 26 WCCU Fox satellite of WRSP-TV ch. 55 Springfield
Me-TV on 55.2
Charleston Charleston 51 50 WEIU-TV PBS
Chicago Chicago 2 12 WBBM-TV CBS Decades on 2.2
Chicago Chicago 5 29 WMAQ-TV NBC Cozi TV on 5.2
Chicago Chicago 7 44 WLS-TV ABC Live Well Network on 7.2, Laff on 7.3
Chicago Chicago 9 19 WGN-TV Ind. Antenna TV on 9.2, This TV on 9.3
Chicago Chicago 11 47 WTTW PBS Prime on 11.2, Create/World on 11.3, V-Me on 11.4
Chicago Chicago 20 21 WYCC PBS FNX on 20.2, MHz Worldview on 20.3
Chicago Chicago 26 27 WCIU-TV Ind. simulcast of WMEU-CD on 26.2, Me-TV (simulcast with WWME-CD) on 26.3, Heroes & Icons on 26.4, Bounce TV on 26.5
Chicago Chicago 32 31 WFLD Fox
Chicago Chicago 38 43 WCPX-TV ION Qubo on 38.2, Ion Life on 38.3, Shop TV on 38.4, QVC on 38.5, HSN on 38.6
Chicago Chicago 44 45 WSNS-TV TEL TeleXitos on 44.2
Chicago ~Gary IN 50 51 WPWR-TV CW/MNT Movies! on 50.2, silent on 50.3, Buzzr on 50.4
Chicago ~Gary IN 56 17 WYIN-TV PBS NHK World on 56.2
Chicago Aurora 60 50 WXFT-DT Unimas SD simulcast on 60.2, Escape on 60.3
Chicago ~Hammond IN 62 36 WJYS Ind. simulcast of WEDE-CD on 62.2, partial simulcast with ethnic programs on 62.3, SonLife on 62.4
Chicago Joliet 66 38 WGBO-DT UNI GetTV on 66.2, Grit on 66.3
Decatur Decatur 17 17 WAND NBC Cozi TV on 17.2
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 Comet
Peoria Peoria 25 25 WEEK-TV NBC ABC on 25.2
Peoria Bloomington 31 30 WMBD-TV CBS Bounce TV on 31.2
Peoria Bloomington 43 28 WYZZ-TV Fox ZUUS Country on 43.2
Peoria Peoria 47 46 WTVP PBS
Peoria Peoria 59 39 WAOE MNT
Quincy ~Hannibal MO 7 7 KHQA-TV CBS ABC on 7.2, Grit on 7.3
Quincy Quincy 10 10 WGEM-TV NBC The CW on 10.2, Fox on 10.3
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 The CW on 4.2
Rock Island/Moline ~Davenport IA 6 36 KWQC-TV NBC Ion Television on 6.2, Cozi TV on 6.3
Rock Island/Moline Moline 8 38 WQAD-TV ABC Antenna TV on 8.2, MyNetworkTV on 8.3
Rock Island/Moline ~Davenport IA 18 49 KLJB Fox Me-TV on 18.2
Rock Island/Moline Moline 24 23 WQPT-TV PBS
Rock Island/Moline ~Burlington IA 26 41 KGCW CW
Rock Island/Moline Galesburg 53 8 WMWC-TV TBN
Rockford Rockford 13 13 WREX NBC The CW on 13.2, Me-TV on 13.3
Rockford Rockford 17 16 WTVO ABC MyNetworkTV on 17.2
Rockford Freeport 23 41 WIFR CBS Antenna TV on 23.2, Justice Network on 23.3
Rockford Rockford 39 42 WQRF-TV Fox Bounce TV on 39.2
Springfield Jacksonville 14 15 WSEC PBS
Springfield Springfield 20 42 WICS ABC Comet on 15.2, Grit on 15.3
Springfield Springfield 49 13 WCIX MNT CBS (simulcast with WCIA) on 49.2
Springfield Springfield 55 44 WRSP-TV Fox Me-TV on 55.2
~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
Ashton Ashton 7 WRDH-LP
Carthage Carthage 44 WCRD-LP
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 7 PSIP 7 W07DD-D 3ABN Radio 74 on 7.5
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 14 PSIP 15 WBDI-LD Silent
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 16 PSIP 16 WCQA-LD Silent
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 33 PSIP 33 W33AY-D HSN
Champaign/Urbana Champaign 39 W39BH
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 41 PSIP 41 W41DP-D Silent
Champaign/Urbana Decatur 45 PSIP 45 WLCF-LD CTN
Champaign/Urbana Champaign, etc. 46 PSIP 46 WBXC-CD Youtoo TV
Chana Chana 46 WBKM-LP
Chicago Chicago 4 PSIP 13 WOCK-CD Infomercials KBC-TV (KBS World) on 13.2, Z Living on 13.3, Scene Network on 13.4, Arirang on 13.5
Chicago Rochelle 6 WRME-LP Independent
Chicago Chicago 20 PSIP 24 WPVN-CD Tuff TV Peach TV on 24.2, Polvision on 24.3, WIN TV on 24.4, MC-TV on 24.5, KBS World on 24.6
Chicago Arbury Hills 25 PSIP 25 W25DW-D HSN TVC+Latino on 25.2, SBN on 25.3, Informercials on 25.4, LATV on 25.5, Almavision on 25.6, Peace TV on 25.7
Chicago Plano 30 WLPD-LP Youtoo TV
Chicago Chicago 30 PSIP 57 WDCI-LD Daystar
Chicago Chicago 32 PSIP 48 WMEU-CD Independent Touch Vision on 48.2
Chicago Chicago 33 PSIP 61 WCHU-LD Azteca America CCTV News on 61.2, CCTV Documentary on 61.3
Chicago Arlington Heights 34 PSIP 34 WEDE-CD My Christian Television
Chicago Plano 35 PSIP 30 WLPD-CD Youtoo TV
Chicago Chicago 39 PSIP 23 WWME-CD Me-TV Heroes & Icons on 23.2, Me-TV on 23.3
Chicago Chicago 40 PSIP 40 WESV-LD Estrella TV Inmigrante TV on 40.2
Chicago Sugar Grove 40 PSIP 40 W40CN-D Educational
Chicago Chicago 49 PSIP 41 WOCH-CD The Works
Quincy Quincy 18 W18CJ 3ABN
Rochelle Rochelle 25 WMKB-LP
Rockford Rockford 47 PSIP 47 WYCH-LD
~Davenport IA Sterling 48 PSIP 24 W48CK-D PBS MHz WorldView on 24.2
~Paducah KY Johnson City 15 PSIP 15 W15BU-D 3ABN Radio 74 on 15.5
~St. Louis MO Salem 29 PSIP 29 W29CI-D 3ABN Radio 74 on 29.7
~St. Louis MO Mount Vernon 42 PSIP 42 W42EM-D Silent
~St. Louis MO Alton 50 W50CH Religious independent

Translators[edit]

Area served City of license ch Callsign Network Notes
Champaign/Urbana Jacksonville 13 (RF channel 49) WEEJ-LD Silent
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 24 (RF channel 23) WODX-LD Silent
Champaign/Urbana Springfield 45 (RF channel 45) WODK-LD Silent
Chicago La Salle 31 (RF channel 32) WSPY-LD
Peoria Peoria 14 (RF channel 14) WDLF-LD Silent
Peoria Peoria 16 (RF channel 16) WKMH-LD Silent
Quincy Quincy 40 (RF channel 40) WVDM-LD Silent
~Davenport IA Rockford 23 (RF channel 24) WUEB-LD Silent
~Davenport IA Rockford 40 (RF channel 40) WODF-LD Silent
~St. Louis MO Mount Vernon 48 (RF channel 48) WLEH-LD Silent

See also[edit]