Chicago-style hot dog

Weekend Best Bets

Master the art of making a perfect Chicago-style hot dog at the Best Chicago Style Dog. Learn how to assemble the char-broiled dog, compete, or just have fun!

Gay Episcopal priest and civil rights activist Malcolm Boyd.

From the Archive: Malcolm Boyd

As the Chicago Pride Parade approaches, look back at a 1978 conversation on WTTW with one of the first American clergymen to come out of the closet.

Ways to Sneak in Summer Learning

Helping your kids keep their skills sharp during the summer doesn’t have to be difficult. Learning opportunities are everywhere! Here are 5 fun ways.

WTTW Great British Baking Show Drawing

Enter today for your chance to win the ultimate fan prize package! The lucky winner will receive DVDs of Seasons 1 through 4, two popular cookbooks, and more.


Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Mulling Bid for Cook County Clerk

Chicago Tonight

Democratic sources tell Chicago Tonight that Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is mulling a run for the post, contingent on whether he can garner enough Democratic support.

Preckwinkle Expects 2018 County Budget to be Nearly $100M Short

Chicago Tonight

Cook County is projecting a budget shortfall of $97.6 million. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joins us to discuss county finances, health care and the controversial soda tax.

Chris Kennedy Making a Name for Himself in Governor’s Race

Chicago Tonight

In the crowded race for governor, businessman Chris Kennedy’s making a name for himself by bucking Democratic Party leaders.

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

'Grantchester' Recap: Christmas in June


Sidney and Geordie are back, and in fine fettle. As Amanda nears the end of her pregnancy, Sidney must determine how to navigate his relationship with her.

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Like Daughter, Like Mother


The proximity of an American airbase to the small Irish town of Moybeg causes inevitable tension between the locals and airmen.

Recipes from 'The Great British Baking Show'


The Great British Baking Show returns June 16 at 9:00 pm with a fourth season.

Food & Dining


Check, Please!

Cumin offers a menu of authentic Napalese and Indian cuisine in a sleek modern atmosphere. Enjoy exotic dishes such as samosas, tandoori, curries and stews.

La Palapa

Check, Please!

La Palapa will transport you to a seaside in Mexico with its menu of incredible Mexican seafood dishes and lively atmosphere.

Tortoise Club

Check, Please!

Tortoise Club offers an old school, fine dining, chop house experience. You’ll find a sophisticated menu of expertly prepared American cuisine, steaks and seafood.


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.

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.