The house in “Home Alone” is in Winnetka, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was filmed across the North Shore, John Cusack is from Evanston and “Risky Business” was filmed in Highland Park. What else do these things have in common besides the North Shore? The films have characters that earned spots on Thrillist’s list of the best fictional Chicagoans of all time. According to Thrillist:
250+ TV shows and movies have taken place in Chicago, which means a lot of schlubby wise guys and hard-nosed cops. But which are the best of all time? Well, we narrowed things down to 15 fictional Chicagoans (sorry, The Untouchables Al Capone) from popular TV and movies (sorry, books), then ranked the top 15 based on how awesomely memorable and identifiable with the city they are.