Illinois Senate Passes Budget

Democrats in the Illinois Senate passed a budget that includes a 32-percent increase in the personal income tax rate to help pay for it. Learn more about it.

Jacques Pépin and Julia Child, c. 1980s. Photo: Courtesy Jacques Pépin

From the Archive: Julia Child

In a 1978 interview on WTTW, Julia Child discusses food snobs, nutrition freaks, and children in the kitchen. Cooking is not just an "art for the we happy few."

Kitchen Explorers

"Memories of strawberry oat bars bring distinctive memories of my old childhood neighborhood. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!"

Sheraton in Prague

Czech out Prague

Discover why Prague is called one of the most magical and beautiful cities in the world. Enter the Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes today!


Chicago Tops Nation in Population Loss for Second Straight Year

Chicago Tonight

For the second consecutive year, the city of Chicago experienced higher levels of population loss than any other city in the nation, according to 2016 data released Thursday by the U.S.

Civic Groups to Lawmakers: Don’t Come Back Without Budget

Chicago Tonight

Some high-profile civic groups are getting together to pressure state lawmakers to finally get a full-year budget done. 

Illinois Budget Now in Madigan’s Court

Chicago Tonight

Illinois representatives Wednesday are beginning to vet the $37.3 billion spending plan – as well as the tax hike that would support it – passed a day prior by their Senate peers.

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

Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution


On Friday, May 26 at 10:00 pm, enjoy an American Masters film about Alice Waters, preceded by the premiere of Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft at 9:00 pm.

"Confrontation and Chaos": Frontline's Michael Kirk on 'Bannon's War'


“I think Trump really likes the internal struggle between all of his people,” veteran Frontline producer Michael Kirk says.

'Call the Midwife' Recap: The Stages of Life


In this season's finale of Call the Midwife, four characters encounter major turning points in life: marriage, birth, menopause, and the decision to have no more children. 

Food & Dining

County Barbeque

Check, Please!

Enjoy excellent barbeque and sides at County Barbeque. This neighborhood joint plates up meaty ribs and incredible sides, like their famous hushpuppies, that are to die for.

Ja' Grill

Check, Please!

Ja’ Grill is the place to go in Chicago for perfectly prepared Jamaican cuisine.


Check, Please!

A unique fusion of Thai, French and Vietnamese cuisines. Well known for their one-of-a-kind specialty cocktails.


Soundstage: Michael McDonald

Thursday, May 25, 2017

From Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to a successful solo career, Michael McDonald has captivated audiences for decades. Michael McDonald has been awarded an impressive five Grammys® as an artist and songwriter. McDonald has triumphed from his music, with a remarkable voice and a body of well-crafted songs. Join McDonald for this special live performance as he plays classic hits, as well as songs from his newest album, on Soundstage!

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