Chicago Live Cams

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If you’re like a lot of Chicagoland residents, not being able to spend time downtown right now is a bummer. Fortunately, there’s still at least one way to enjoy a fantastic golden-hour view of the Chicago skyline. Many Chicago locals don’t even know this, but live cameras in Chicago streets let you scope out your favorite landmarks in real-time — and without leaving home! From Wrigleyville to the University of Chicago to Willis Tower, you can check out feeds from Chicago live cams from all over the city for free at websites like ABC News and Chicago Webcams. Below, we share our favorite Chicago live cams for spotting your favorite downtown landmarks — or simply enjoying the view!


Chicago Weather Cam

Make your own weather reports with Chicago live camera feeds like this Lake Michigan cam. Also interesting are the progressive snapshots from each hour in the day, which you can find below the live feed.


Downtown Chicago Live Cam

Like the Chicago weather cam, the downtown Chicago live cam provides a big-picture view of our city’s unique aesthetic and architecture. The Field Museum cam provides views of the Chicago skyline, Lake Shore Drive, the Museum Campus, and the Lake Michigan shore. Look closely to spot the Willis Tower and other downtown landmarks!


Wrigleyville Live Cam

Looking for a Chicago live camera feed that brings you right up to street level? Live cameras in Chicago streets deliver crisp details in real-time. Check out the activity right in front of Wrigley Field in incredible detail with the Wrigleyville cam.


Chicago Railroad Live Cam

Courtesy of the Chicago Railway Museum, you can watch the trains arrive and depart from the Chicago Mainline rail yard with the Chicago railroad cam.


Plan Your Visit to the Chicago Skydeck Today!

Now is a great time to plan your visit to the 103rd floor. Whether you’re looking for thrills on the Ledge or a romantic breakfast for two, the Chicago Skydeck offers events to fit any occasion. Watch our calendar for upcoming special events, or ask us about reserving the Skydeck.

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19

Willis Tower and Skydeck Chicago have implemented measures consistent with CDC and local and federal guidance to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the premises, including enhanced cleaning protocols. Even with these procedures in place, PLEASE BE ADVISED that building occupants, building and Skydeck visitors, or others currently or previously present upon this property and/or the Skydeck MAY HAVE CONTRACTED OR BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 or other infectious diseases, and may expose you. By accessing and using building common areas, the Skydeck, and their associated amenities, you and your party voluntarily assume all risks of your use—INCLUDING THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE—and you waive all claims, including claims for negligence, against Willis Tower, Skydeck Chicago, and their respective owners, managers, affiliates, agents and representatives, arising out of such use. The above parties hereby disclaim all liability for any injuries arising out of your use of this property and the Skydeck, including exposure to infectious disease.

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