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All The Celebrities Who Call Chicago Home

Updated December 21, 2020 466.0k views76 items

Several famous actors, musicians, and comedians have lived in Chicago, Illinois. Many celebrities were born in Chicago and others relocated to the Windy City to start their career in comedy and theater. One of the most powerful people in the world even has a home in Chicago. This list of celebrities who live in Chicago and famous Chicagoans has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person who lives in Chicago? Kanye West tops our list. While he currently spends most of his time in Los Angeles, Kanye West was born and raised in Chicago. His 2007 track "Homecoming" is an ode to the Windy City. "The Hills" star Kristin Cavallari and her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler rent a beautiful home in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka.

Before he moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C., Barack Obama lived in Chicago. He still has a home in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood. Vince Vaughn grew up in the Chicago suburbs and he still owns a town home in the Windy City. Jennifer Hudson was born and raised in Chicago. She currently owns a mansion in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge.

Are you surprised that there are so many celebs from Chicago or to learn about these famous people living in Chicago? If you're ever in Chi-city, you might pass by celebrity homes, so brush up on which singers and athletes live there.

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  • While he currently spends most of his time in Los Angeles, Kanye West was born and raised in Chicago. His 2007 track "Homecoming" is an ode to the Windy City.

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        • Jenny McCarthy was born and raised in the Chicago area. Although she is currently hosting "The View" in New York, McCarthy still rents a home in Geneva, Illinois.

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