Crime & Law

R. Kelly Accuser Testifies About ‘Hundreds’ of Sexual Abuse Instances While She Was a Minor

The woman — now 37 and identified in court only under the pseudonym “Jane... Read More

Science & Nature

2 Dead, 1 Missing in Deadly 24 Hours on Lake Michigan With Multiple Drownings

Chicago police and fire departments conducted multiple water rescues in a... Read More

Buddy Guy

coming up

Buddy Guy: True to the Blues

Meet the living legend from the 1950s Chicago blues scene who inspired The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan on the way to becoming a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and an eight-time Grammy winner.


Make Your Own Lemon Pepper Seasoning

This wings recipe from Cook's Country has you make your own lemon pepper seasoning that will be far superior to a store-bought mix.

Lemon Pepper Wings


Plan your August Getaway

Fishtown is one of the last surviving, and perhaps the most well preserved, commercial fishing villages in Michigan.



Trace Ida B. Wells’ Footsteps in Chicago

Here are seven places to trace Ida B. Wells’ footsteps in Chicago.

Ida B. Wells in Chicago

For parents

How to Get Involved in Your Child's Learning at School

Education is a team effort. You and your child's teacher can work together to support your child's learning success.

Mother and daughter
Mayor Lori Lightfoot hits the campaign trail on June 7, 2022, as her security detail looks on. (Heather Cherone/WTTW News)


Ethics Board Clears Lightfoot’s Use of City Vehicles, Aides, Security Detail on Campaign Trail

The unanimous advisory opinion issued Monday and signed by Chair William Conlon represents the first time the board has addressed the issues that surround the decision by an incumbent mayor to run for re-election.

Buckwheat brownies by Greg Wade of Publican Quality Bread in his upcoming cookbook. Photo: Courtesy of Bread Head: Baking for the Road Less Traveled


A Brownie Recipe From a Chicago Baker Featuring an Unusual Grain

The James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade recently opened a public-facing Publican Quality Bread and will soon release a cookbook. Try a recipe from it now.

Kasia and Harry in 'World on Fire.'


Masterpieces Await You

WTTW Passport members can stream shows like World on Fire any time, anywhere, via the PBS app.

Men at the Stateville Correctional Center sit in a classroom with a "Northwestern Prison Education Program" emblem on the wall. (WTTW News)


Through Unique Program, Men in Prison Overcome Challenges to Earn Degrees from Northwestern University

While many schools will offer classes for credit to prison inmates, Northwestern University says its the only top 10 school that grants degrees to prisoners. And next spring, students at Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Will County, will be the first to receive their bachelor's degrees from Northwestern while in prison.

Child at new school.

For parents

How to Prepare Your Child for a New School

This year my son will go from the preschool he’s known his entire life to kindergarten at a new elementary school. Months ago, he was excited. But as the reality set in, he became nervous and scared. Whether your child is changing schools, getting a new teacher, or simply switching from a summer routine to a school year routine, school changes can bring out a lot of emotions for both of you! Here are 10 ways to make the school transition a good one:

Geoffrey Baer


Geoffrey Baer's Vintage CTA Railcar Tour

You're invited to ride beautifully refurbished 1923 train cars and hear city stories as only Geoffrey Baer can tell them. Jump on a vintage 'L' car, ride high above the street, and share your love of Chicago history with Geoffrey! Choose from two tour times on October 23. Have fun rolling on the rails as a member of WTTW! Tickets are limited. Get yours now!

Thanks to our sponsors.

Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW.