is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States, approximately southwest of Chicago and south of Joliet. The population was 5,203 at the 2000 census.
The Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear power plant currently owned by Exelon Corporation, is also located in the area (although the plant's address is actually in the nearby town of Braceville). The station is one of the major employers in the area and provides a significant portion of the electricity used in the Chicago area.
, starring Steve Martin and John Candy. The scene in the movie at the Braidwood Inn was not filmed in Wichita, but was filmed in Braidwood, Illinois. Other neighboring towns such as Coal City also briefly appeared in the movie.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.73%) is water.