Penguins at Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago

Animal Behavior During the Solar Eclipse

Lincoln Park Zoo experts used the eclipse as an opportunity to observe about a dozen different species during the event for any changes in behavior.

Composite image of totality showing the corona during the 2015 eclipse in Svalbard with the magnetic field of the sun outlined in the coronal loops. Photo: Jay Pasachoff & Ron Dantowitz

Test Your Solar Eclipse Knowledge

How much do you know about solar eclipses, now that you've witnessed one? Test your knowledge while you're still basking in the afterglow.

School Kids

Make the New School Year a Success

As summer winds to a close and the new school year is about to begin there is excitement and also some level of anxiety. Try these strategies to help make it a success.


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Solar Eclipse 2017: ‘Business as Usual’ for Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Tonight

About a dozen different species were under close watch during the event as scientists looked for any changes in behavior. 

Crain’s: Cook County Union Lauds Preckwinkle for New Contract

Chicago Tonight

As the fight over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax enters yet another round, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting some praise from one of the county's biggest unions.

Dick Gregory, Comedian and Activist, Dies at 84

Chicago Tonight

The comedian and civil rights activist died on Saturday. He was 84. 

Chicagoans Come Together to View Eclipse

Chicago Tonight

Chicagoans from all neighborhoods and walks of life came out of the shadows to fix their appropriately covered eyes on the skies.

Thousands Catch Eclipse Fever at Adler Planetarium

Chicago Tonight

The last time a total solar eclipse spanned the continental United States from coast to coast was 99 years ago.

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

Test Your Solar Eclipse Knowledge


Did you watch the solar eclipse yesterday? Test your knowledge of the 2017 eclipse and general solar eclipse knowledge here, as you bask in the afterglow of the amazing event.

'Endeavour' Recap: Checkmate


Endeavour has returned with a new season! Morse awaits the results of his sergeant's exam while the Thursdays cope with the absence of Joan.

The Chicago Air and Water Show


The Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend, August 19 and 20. Explore dazzling modern and amusing historic photos of the popular event.

Watching the Eclipse Across America


It's been almost four decades since the last one, and another won't happen until 2024: the first total solar eclipse to pass over the lower 48 states since 1979 is a big deal – you don't want to mi

11 Chicago Public Artworks You Didn't Know Existed


Everyone knows the Picasso and the Bean, but there's a lot more outstanding public art waiting just around the corner in downtown Chicago.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: Iceland

World of Food

Heat. High humidity. Sunburn and sand between your toes. Deep-fried everything. Yes, those dog days of summer are upon us again.

The Cottage on Dixie

Check, Please!

The Cottage on Dixie offers a seasonal, farm-to-table menu in a delightfully upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. There is something for everyone on the menu.

Estrella Negra

Check, Please!

A family owned business, Estrella Negra offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes paired with a few surprises. Salsas are made fresh in house.

Big Jones

Check, Please!

Big Jones offers a menu of upscale southern cuisine.

Carnitas Don Pedro

Check, Please!

Carnitas Don Pedro is all about the pork.

Bad Apple

Check, Please!

Bad Apple offers a contemporary American menu. You’ll find a wide selection of perfectly prepared burgers, pub sandwiches, and several unique vegetarian options.


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.