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Bell Must Reduce or Eliminate Manganese

S.H. Bell has until Sept. 6 to submit a plan for reducing manganese dust found in the community next to their storage facility. If they fail, they would be in violation.

Endeavour. Photo: ITV Plc and Masterpiece

This Week's 'Endeavour' Recap

A series of drownings related to chess suggest a serial killer as a Russian master faces off in a match against a computer in the return of Endeavour.

DIY Kinetic Sand

DIY Kinetic Sand

No need to go to the store, you can make your own kinetic sand using just three household ingredients. It’s easy and fun for you and your kids!


Discover Magnifique Montréal

Enter today to win a five-night stay at Le Westin Montréal. Discover art galleries, cafes, and shops in the Underground City, or enjoy one of the cultural festivals.


Legislators Condemn Rauner’s Reaction to Political Cartoon

Chicago Tonight

Top legislators spent hours Monday working on an education funding package, and reaction to a political cartoon is still simmering. 

‘Hopeful’ Madigan Cancels Eduction Funding Vote ‘In Light of Progress’

Chicago Tonight

A marathon private session between Illinois’ top legislative leaders was evidently productive enough that House Speaker Michael Madigan is canceling the chamber’s expected vote on a contentious edu

Civic Federation: TIFs Are Good for Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Tonight

The governor says Chicago could solve a lot of CPS’ financial problems by getting rid of TIF districts, but the mayor and other budget watchdogs say that doing away with them could actually cost pu

Rauner Spokeswoman Confirms Governor to Sign Immigration Bill

Chicago Tonight

Gov. Bruce Rauner may be set to sign legislation limiting cooperation between officials in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.

Toni Preckwinkle Discusses Cook County Soda Tax Pushback

Chicago Tonight

The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has had a challenging rollout, but Toni Preckwinkle doesn’t appear to be backing down.

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

One of Humanity's Most Astonishing Achievements


With less computing power than a smartphone, the Voyager spacecraft have traveled more than twenty-two billion miles between them, carrying a Golden Record documenting earth.

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

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.

Big Jones

Check, Please!

Big Jones offers a menu of upscale southern cuisine.

Greenhouse Inn

Check, Please!

A pleasant, cheerful place to relax and have lunch served by the friendliest wait-staff in town!


Check, Please!

Artango is an Argentine-style restaurant with a 1920s vibe. It’s a place where music, dining, and dancing come together to form a unique experience.

Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant

Check, Please!

Chief O’Neill’s is the perfect Irish pub offering terrific food and classic Irish music.

Social Urban Bar & Restaurant

Check, Please!

Social offers a locally sourced, seasonal menu that is artfully crafted and beautifully presented in a warm and comfortable environment.


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.