Open Books Bookstore

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

#MyChicagoBookstore Challenge: Purchase any item from one of 25 stores for a branded luggage tag—collect 10 and you'll get a year-long 10% discount.

A sign in Pilsen. Photo: Ken Carl

My Neighborhood: Pilsen

Watch our new documentary on the people who are re-making the Chicago neighborhood of Pilsen from the inside out. 

Daniel Tiger and Trolley.

Drive Trolley with Daniel Tiger

Drive Trolley: When children play this game, they have a chance to work on some of their feelings when people they love go away and come back.

Homerun Drawing - Bat hitting ball

WTTW Homerun Drawing

Winner receives 4 tix to a White Sox game, a Cubs autographed baseball, Ken Burns baseball-related DVDs, and a WTTW baseball cap. Enter today!


Court Tosses CPS Discrimination Lawsuit Against State

Chicago Tonight

A Cook County Judge has dealt a financial setback to Chicago Public Schools – stating that the school district’s complaint is “not the vehicle to address [the state’s] inequity” in education fundin

Mayor: CPS to Stay Open Despite Funding Setback

Chicago Tonight

Chicago Public Schools will stay open until June 22, the end of the regular school year, instead of closing early on June 1. “You will be in school until the end of the school year.

The Week in Review: Former CPS CEO Heading to Prison

Chicago Tonight

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO is sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan finally meet. And the Bears make a surprise draft move. 

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

The Human Impact of Drone Warfare


The documentary National Bird shows the effect of drone warfare on the pilots operating the drones as well as the victims of strikes.

A History of Britain in Period Dramas


There are a lot of British period dramas – so many, in fact, that you can construct a narrative of British history from the medieval ages into the near future using them, and only miss a few eras.

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

Food & Dining

Season 14 - Episode 3 (Full Show)

Check, Please!

Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Nick Garcia, Jessica Woll, and Emily Opalski who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Frontier, Paladar, and Chef Amaury.

Wagyu Wagon (closed)

Check, Please!

The Wagyu Wagon is a beast. Not only is it the biggest food truck on the road, they pride themselves on their selection of locally grown, sustainable, quality food.

The Elephant Thai (Closed)

Check, Please!

The Elephant Thai serves up traditional Thai cuisine. Relax and enjoy in a bright and welcoming atmosphere.


WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab

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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