For Our Consideration: What the Chicagoland of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off looks like 30 years later

June 11 is the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off being released in theaters, forever changing the way we think of the song “Danke Schoen” and giving us a prescient glimpse at Charlie Sheen’s future. Ferris inspired a passionate following, so much so that this year saw Ferris Fest offer up a three-day salute to the iconic movie. The film also doubles as a tribute to Chicago, director John Hughes’ beloved city. Hughes used locations throughout the town and greater Chicagoland as the setting for his story of the world’s greatest high schooler. The A.V. Club dispatched photographer Sally Ryan to see what those places look like in 2016. If you can’t retrace Ferris’ steps yourself, enjoy this travelogue of sites—both famous and prosaic—seen in the film. (A tip of the hat to It’s Filmed There for helping us determine the …

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