Child playing in dirt

Why “Dirt is Good” for Your Child

For many parents, questions of hygiene and health weigh heavily on their minds. One question is: “Is it okay for my kid to eat dirt?” A new book has the answer. 

Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda in Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

Recap the Return of 'Grantchester'

When a groom never shows up for a wedding, Sidney and Geordie investigate. And, as Christmas approaches, so does Amanda's new child.

Sunny reading log

Make a Summer Reading Log

Summer is here - sunshine, long days, and lots of time to read for pleasure. Help keep your child on track of all their reading adventures with a sunshiny reading log.

Enoteca Roma

2-for-1 at Enoteca Roma

WTTW Producer’s Circle Members are treated to a 2-for-1 menu item, value to $20, at Enoteca Roma. An Italian wine bar with heart and food made from scratch.


10 Things to Do This Weekend: June 22-25

Chicago Tonight

Lake Michigan’s first floating water park, street festivals, the NHL draft and the annual Pride Parade. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

Groups Seek Investigation into Cook County Property Tax System

Chicago Tonight

A coalition of community groups is asking for an investigation into the Cook County property tax assessment system run by Assessor Joseph Berrios.

Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

The Path to Becoming a Puppeteer on Children's Shows


David Rudman plays Cookie Monster on Sesame Street and has created numerous children's shows with his brother Adam and their production company.

Shedd Aquarium's Fascinating and Ingenious Animals


Do you know how dolphins continue to surface for breath even while sleeping, why trainers use hair dryers on sea otters in aquariums, or the difficulties of beluga whale birth and calf-rearing?

An Interview with the Makers of 'The Story of China'


The Story of China explores 4,000 years of history of the world's oldest continous state.

Food & Dining


Check, Please!

Beatrix offers a menu of American favorites with in a vibrant, high-energy atmosphere.


Check, Please!

Macku offers a fine dining experience with exceptional service. Japanese cuisine is artfully presented.


Check, Please!

A creative and contemporary sushi and Japanese kitchen. Relax and enjoy in the garden-like atmosphere.


The Vietnam War: An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You’re invited to an exclusive evening with Ken Burns and his directing and producing partner Lynn Novick and be among the first to preview and discuss their new 10-part opus THE VIETNAM WAR.

Chicago Tonight Viewing Party at WTTW Studios

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Meet host Phil Ponce and the rest of the Chicago Tonight team! You'll enjoy dinner, a private viewing of the program followed by a Q&A session and a studio tour. Mingle with the hosts and staff after the program and find out what it takes to produce our flagship program.