Swim Season Is Over. Officials Warn Chicagoans Not To Trifle With Lake Michigan

Safety officials are reminding Chicagoans that even if it still feels like... Read More


Board of Education to Vote on Renewed School Resource Officer Contract

The Board of Education will vote this week on a one-year, $11 million... Read More

Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali: Round Three: The Rivalry (1970-1974)

Muhammad Ali battles his fiercest rival, Joe Frazier, and the U.S. government, as he attempts to regain the heavyweight title. He first loses to and then defeats Frazier, but to become champion again, he will have to beat George Foreman.


Performance and Talk with Kwame Alexander, Author of Becoming Muhammad Ali

Please join WTTW and PBS Books via Facebook Live for a Performance and Talk with Kwame Alexander, author of Becoming Muhammad Ali.

Kwame Alexander


Tracing Muhammad Ali's Memory in Chicago

Discover some of the locations that marked Ali's remarkable life during his time in Chicago.

Ali's home.


What Muhammad Ali Meant

WTTW's Tim Russell reflects on his memories of Ali and the boxer's importance.

Muhammad Ali enjoying a spontaneous encounter with his fans in Detroit, MI. Circa 1977.

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
The facade of Sunnyside dispensary in Lakeview, pictured in 2019.


City Council Votes to Allow Marijuana to Be Sold — Legally — Downtown

Black Caucus Chair Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward) said the City Council should act quickly and loosen the rules because the legal sale of cannabis is “raining hundred-dollar bills” and those hurt by the war on drugs should be able to take advantage of the gold rush.

Around the World in 80 Days with David Tennant


A New Jules Verne Adaptation

David Tennant, a former host of Masterpiece, is returning to star as the adventurer Phileas Fogg in a new version of Around the World in Eighty Days.

Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali

You can stream all four parts of Muhammad Ali from Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon now, even before they all air.

Penthouse at Hyde Park. (Chicago Architecture Center / Anna Munzesheimer)

Arts & Entertainment

Open House Chicago Set To Make In-Person Comeback. Get a Sneak Peek at New Sites

When it returns next month, the free architecture festival will once again offer in-person, behind-the-scenes access to buildings normally off-limits to the public. Here’s an early look at some of the new sites taking part in the 2021 event.

A neurodiverse family

For parents

How PBS KIDS Characters Help My Family and Son With Autism

My son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism when he was 3, and when my daughter, Abby, was 18 months. And while Abby was too young to recognize Jake’s different needs when he was first diagnosed, as she grew, so did her awareness that her brother processed the world differently than others his age. 

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