James Blair Chicago Photo

New Book Celebrates Chicago Images

Inspired by one photo, the creators of Chicago: Classic Photographs agreed was the most classic ever taken of Chicago, they went looking for more. See which one.

Lula Café salad.

9 Essential Chicago Restaurants

Few people know Chicago’s food scene as well as David Manilow, the creator of Check, Please! and host of the web series Chat, Please! His nine essentials.

Arthur and his friends.

It's Game Time with Arthur

Play new games with Arthur and his friends! Choose from Family Fun History, Waldo Loves Muffy, Planet Pal, Treehouse Designer, Arthur Delivers.

WTTW Pledge studio with volunteers

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Learn more about how you can play an important role in our mission by volunteering your time, energy, and experience. Sign up today!


500 Vivian Maier Photos Donated to University of Chicago

Chicago Tonight

A relatively small but significant trove of photographs by Vivian Maier has a new home at the University of Chicago Library.

Anger Over $40M Red Light Camera Settlement

Chicago Tonight

Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th Ward, says motorists are likely to receive only half of what they might have if they’d been allowed to contest their fines.

Kushner Talks to Senate Investigators as Russia Questions Persist

Chicago Tonight

Jared Kushner, son-in-law and special adviser to the president, is questioned by congressional investigators about his Russia contacts.

Center of Attention: Obama Foundation on Presidential Center Progress

Chicago Tonight

An update from the Obama Foundation’s Michael Strautmanis on plans for the South Side Presidential Center.

Chicago Pastry Chef Awarded France’s Highest Civilian Honor

Chicago Tonight

Words of culinary wisdom from master pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of The French Pastry School.

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

'Remember Me' Recap: Scarborough Scare


Hannah's nightmares continue and begin to be all too real, while Tom has disappeared. Rob and Roshana are slowly uncovering hints about Tom's past – he's been lying about things.

'Grantchester' Recap: A Priest Apart


Sidney leaves Grantchester on a mission – but also to sort out his life. He finds himself an outsider in a gypsy camp, and when a murder involves an acquaintance he's the first suspect. Mrs.

9 Essential Chicago Restaurants from the Creator of 'Check, Please!'


Few people know Chicago's food scene as well as David Manilow.

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana


Our expansive Weekend in Havana website lets you explore Cuba's unique capital city. Plan a trip with a guided tour of the must-see highlights.

Joel Sartore: A Modern-Day Noah


Joel Sartore is the creator of the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every animal species in human care. He talked to us about the role of the Photo Ark and zoos in conservation.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: Ice Cream

World of Food

July is National Ice Cream Month, so designated by President Ronald Reagan back in 1984.

The World of Food: Ramadan

World of Food

Beginning with the first sighting of the crescent moon this past Saturday evening, Muslims all over the world celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan and commence the month of Shawwal in th

Calo Ristorante

Check, Please!

Calo Ristorante offers a delicious menu of authentic Italian dishes. You will find steaks that rival the best steak houses in town and plentiful plates of seafood pastas.


Check, Please!

Herb is Thai food reimagined. Their belief is that preparing fresh food helps lead a healthy lifestyle.

Pueblito Viejo

Check, Please!

Latin American cuisine is served in a party atmosphere!


Check, Please!

Homemade pizza is masterfully cooked in an authentic coal fueled brick oven at Coalfire. The dough and sauce are made fresh daily.


Chicago River Cruise with Geoffrey Baer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cruise down the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer as your architectural docent! Eat dinner and enjoy the views while Geoffrey takes you on the best river architecture cruise in town aboard Chicago's Leading Lady. Boarding begins at 5:30pm.

Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of excerpts from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.