Considering New Stadium Options, Bears Restart Dialogue with Johnson

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Southeast Side Activists Vow to Continue Environmental Justice Fight, Now with Help from Mayor

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André Rieu

Coming up

Andre Rieu: Love In Venice

Join André Rieu for a night of romance, fun, and festivity along the canals of Venice, but filmed in the outdoor town square in André's hometown in the Netherlands. Brimming with Italian vitality and romance, this special features a selection of well-known Italian melodies performed in André's unique and unforgettable way, plus much more.


Watch a Tireless 83 Year-Old Mavis Staples Perform in a Chicago Concert

Mavis Staples began performing with her family band, The Staple Singers, when she was eleven.

Mavis Staples singing with The Staple Singers at the second University of Chicago Folk Festival, in 1962. Photo: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-118846; Raeburn Flerlage, photographer


Behind the Scenes of Chinatown’s Oldest Bakery

Early every morning, the skilled bakers of Chicago’s Chiu Quon Bakery prepare the over 100 different baked goods and foods made and offered daily at the bakery.

BBQ pork buns


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Chicago skyline. Image: Patty Wetli / WTTW News

For parents

Summer of Possibilities

Play and learn your way this summer! You can explore and play with your child all season long with our variety of free resources.

Girl playing with ball.
The Ebony Test Kitchen

Arts & Entertainment

Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen Acquired by National Museum of African American History and Culture

The test kitchen, originally constructed in the early 1970s and housed at the former Johnson Publishing Company Building in the South Loop, was used by Ebony magazine editors to test recipes the magazine would feature in its publication.

Bakers working in a prep area of Chiu Quon Bakery in Chinatown


Behind the Scenes of Chinatown’s Oldest Bakery

Early every morning, the skilled bakers of Chicago’s Chiu Quon Bakery prepare over 100 different baked goods and foods by hand.

Mavis Staples sings into a microphone with her hand up in a black and white 1962 photograph


Watch a Tireless 83 Year-Old Mavis Staples Perform in a Concert Recorded in Chicago

Mavis Staples began performing when she was eleven. She's still singing at 83, as in a concert recorded earlier this year at Chicago's Symphony Center that you can watch on WTTW or stream.

Openlands Lakeshore Preserve is pictured, with a small beach and tree line to the right and the lake to the left.

Science & Nature

Discovery of Unexploded Munitions Has Kept Lakeshore Preserve Closed for 2 Years. It’s About to Reopen, ‘Under New Management’

Pending final approval, Openlands will transfer the Lakeshore Preserve to the Lake County Forest Preserves, which owns the adjacent 250-acre Fort Sheridan preserve.

Little girl eating watermelon.

For parents

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit (And Love It!)

If you think your kids aren’t eating enough fruit, you may be right. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of children eat less than the recommended daily amount.

Couple looking at mobile device.


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