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10 Things to Do This Weekend

More than a dozen local restaurants set up shop at the annual Taste of River North and there's also live music, local artists, merchants and a family area.

Geoffrey Baer, Irene Rodríguez, Roberto Fonseca, and Daniel de la Regata

Geoffrey Baer’s Havana Travel Journal

Geoffrey documents his experience in Cuba day by day in a journal. Meet his wonderful guides: Irene Rodríguez, Roberto Fonseca, and Daniel de la Regata.

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3 Things We Should Teach Our Kids

When you become a parent, you also become a teacher and there’s one thing parents should teach their kids but rarely do – basic brain-related concepts.

 2018 Subaru Outback

Adventure Anywhere

Find your adventure and be ready for anything in a new 2018 Subaru Outback. Enter the Great Treasure Hunt today for your chance to win.


News

City Settles Red Light Camera Lawsuit for $38.75 Million

Chicago Tonight

Got a red light or speed camera ticket? Listen up. The city has settled a massive lawsuit with more than a million drivers and will partially reimburse those tickets.

Speeding Toward the Future of Driverless Cars

Chicago Tonight

You won’t find driverless cars whizzing through the streets of Chicago today. But behind the scenes, companies are testing and implementing technology for cars to navigate sans human input.

Enrollment Down, Per-Pupil Spending Inches Up in New CPS Budgets

Chicago Tonight

Despite the fight in Springfield over education funding, Chicago Public Schools leaders say they will open to students in the fall—but with fewer students.

CPS Making ‘Major Changes’ to Special Ed Funding

Chicago Tonight

Teachers and principals spent the past year criticizing the way Chicago Public Schools’ handles special education funding.

New Book Celebrates Chicago Photographers, Classic Images

Chicago Tonight

Rich Cahan and Michael Williams spend a lot of time digging through old photos of Chicago, and together have created 14 stunning books.

Meet the Athletic Artists Behind Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’

Chicago Tonight

The French Canadian circus rolled into town this week, and Chicago Tonight got a backstage pass to meet the performers.


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

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana

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Our expansive Weekend in Havana website lets you explore Cuba's unique capital city. Plan a trip with a guided tour of the must-see highlights.

Joel Sartore: A Modern-Day Noah

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Joel Sartore is the creator of the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every animal species in human care. He talked to us about the role of the Photo Ark and zoos in conservation.

'Remember Me' Recap: Are You Going?

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Tom Parfitt lives alone but is eager to move into assisted living, so he stages a fall.

'Grantchester' Recap: Reckoning Day

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Sidney, Geordie, and Leonard are all forced to confront their decisions, with disastrous consequences. An unexpected figure from Mrs.

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Christmas Blues

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As the American militarymen prepare a party for the schoolchildren of Moybeg, unenviable situations cause Michael and Rose to be on edge.

The Names and Places of 'My Mother and Other Strangers'

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My Mother and Other Strangers, which airs its finale this Sunday, July 16, at 7:00 pm, takes place in Northern Ireland in the fictional town of Moybeg.


Food & Dining

Pleasant House Bakery

Check, Please!

Everything about this truck is more than pleasant. The pies are delicious and owners Art and Chelsea Jackson are delightful.  

Tanta

Check, Please!

The Peruvian dishes at Tanta will transport you. The knowledgeable staff will guide you through an authentic menu of seafood, ceviche, empanadas and more.

Taqueria La Lagartija

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Taqueria La Lagartija serves “real-deal” tacos with fresh ingredients in a casual, upbeat environment. Everything is made to order.

Firefly Grill

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Firefly Grill rivals the best urban restaurants with its fresh farm-to-table cuisine and modern feel.

Ahjoomah’s Apron

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Ahjoomah’s Apron offers an authentic Korean menu in a sleek, modern environment. Enjoy delicious Korean dishes and a wide selection of small plates.

Social Urban Bar & Restaurant

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


Events

Chicago River Cruise with Geoffrey Baer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cruise down the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer as your architectural docent! Eat dinner and enjoy the views while Geoffrey takes you on the best river architecture cruise in town aboard Chicago's Leading Lady. Boarding begins at 5:30pm.

Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of excerpts from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.