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!


Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett Sentenced to 4 1/2 Years

Chicago Tonight

The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO will spend 54 months in prison after a federal judge sentenced her Friday for the yearslong kickback scheme she ran while chief of the cash-strapped

5,000 Chicago-Area Nursing Home Workers Threaten Strike

Chicago Tonight

Thousands of nursing home workers at 53 Chicago-area facilities have threatened to go on strike beginning next week, according to an announcement from SEIU Healthcare Illinois.

Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on Saturday

Chicago Tonight

Do you have old prescription medicines in your cabinet? Safely dispose of them at drop-off sites set up by the DEA for Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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

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.

'Home Fires' Recap: Picking Up the Pieces


Frances tries to erase Peter's affair from her life, the Campbells receive some good news but Dr.

Food & Dining

Bohemian House

Check, Please!

Bohemian House offers a rich variety of traditional Eastern European dishes with a modern twist.  The meals are hearty and satisfying.

Cajun Connection

Check, Please!

Cajun Connection offers a menu which includes Cajun battered alligator, Boudin, and classic red beans and rice. Ron calls it his “swamp to table” cuisine. 

Hog Wild

Check, Please!

A no-nonsense, counter-service BBQ restaurant, serving their famous succulent, tender pork chops and other classic BBQ fare.


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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