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Gallery: Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after "The Oprah Winfrey Show" ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects -- which this year included "Man of Steel" and "Contagion" -- and television projects -- including OWN's "The Rosie Show," Starz' "Boss," Showtime's "Shameless" and NBC's now-canceled "Playboy Club." And the city continues to host stars who are promoting a film (as Tom Hanks did for "Larry Crowne") or a store (as Miley Cyrus did for Topshop/Topman and Cee Lo Green did for Macy's).
Are there as many A-list sightings as there were when "Oprah" was still on the air? No. But there are still plenty of stars out and about to keep the autograph hounds and paparazzi (yes, Chicago has paparazzi) busy. Here is a look at where those stars hung out in Chicago in the year-end edition of the About Last Night rankings, which ranks the city's most popular celeb hangouts based on star power and number of sightings. Luis Gomez