New Fairy Tale-Minded Exhibition

The Chicago Children’s Museum hopes to spark children’s imaginations without imposing gender stereotypes with the Once Upon a Castle exhibit.

Two women on 18th Street in Pilsen. Photo: Kaitlynn Scannell

Gentrification in Pilsen

Between 2000 and 2010, the Latino population in Pilsen declined by 26 percent. Explore the challenges that come with new development and rising rents.

Mother and son on computer

Raising Internet-Savvy Kids

Today’s internet comes with both good and bad things. Here are some ways you can help your kids make the most of the good found online and overcome the bad. 

Ship cruising the Rhine River

Win a European Cruise

Journey into the heart and soul of old world Europe on a 7-night AmaWaterways Rhine River cruise through Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.


Viewer Feedback: ‘I Want No Part of Being Annexed To Chicago’

Chicago Tonight

Author Ted McClelland’s idea of annexing suburbs to Chicago to boost the city’s population had viewers talking.

Fairy Tale Exhibition Aims to Level the Playing Field

Chicago Tonight

By eschewing traditional tiaras, thrones and knightly armor, a fairy tale-minded exhibition at the Chicago Children’s Museum hopes to spark children’s imaginations without imposing gender stereotyp

Doomsday Squad at Argonne National Laboratory Prepares for Chaos

Chicago Tonight

Disaster scenarios near and far are daily considerations for a group of local scientists and engineers.

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

The 'Wild Weather' of 'Science Storms'


Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 pm, dive into tornadoes, avalanches, and fire whirls with "Wild Weather." You can explore the same phenomena in a Museum of Science and Industry exhibit - "Not everyone

The Atomic Age's Beginnings on a Squash Court in Chicago


American Experience: Command and Control recounts a terrifying nuclear accident that almost led to a disaster.

What's Taboo? Nothing, for These Comedians


Monday, April 24 at 10:00 pm, Independent Lens: The Last Laugh explores what's taboo in comedy, focusing on the Holocaust.

Food & Dining

Getta Polpetta

Check, Please!

It’s hard to miss a truck roaming around the streets of Chicago with a GIGANTIC mustache on the front bumper. This meatball mobile is truly one-of-a-kind and a hoot!

Antico Posto

Check, Please!

Located in Oakbrook Center, Antico Posto offers handcrafted pasta dishes, homemade brick oven pizzas, house churned gelato and a delicious menu of other Italian classics.

Aroy Thai

Check, Please!

Truly authentic Thai cuisine is on the menu at Aroy Thai. Be prepared for intense spice and flavors. BYOB 


WTTW Kids Big Idea Fun Fest

Saturday, April 29, 2017

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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