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‘Chicago Fire’ Is Blowing Up A Car Tuesday Morning, So Several University Village Streets Will Be Shut Down

TV crews will be filming a car explosion — supervised by the Chicago Fire Department — in a Maxwell Street Market parking lot.

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UNIVERSITY VILLAGE —  The NBC series “Chicago Fire” plans to blow up a car for the show on Tuesday, forcing the closure of several University Village streets.

The city’s Department of Transportation announced filming for the TV series will require intermittent closures near the 800 block of Desplaines Street and Polk Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

TV crews will be filming a car explosion — supervised by the Chicago Fire Department — on a Maxwell Street Market parking lot, CDOT officials said.

Additional parking restrictions will be in place to make room for production vehicles, said Susan Hofer, a city spokeswoman.

According to a flyer posted in the area, those parking restrictions will take place starting 3 a.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m.

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Those closures include:

  • The north side of Taylor Street from Desplaines to Jefferson streets
  • The west side of Jefferson Street From Vernon Park Place to Taylor Street
  • Both sides of Desplaines from Taylor Street to Vernon Park Place
  • Both sides of Polk from South Jefferson Street to 701 W. Polk Street

The Dick Wolf TV series, which airs on NBC, premiered in 2012.

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