As Puerto Rico Still Struggles With Hurricane Recovery, Chicago Organizations Mobilize

Hurricane Fiona swept through Puerto Rico last weekend leaving millions... Read More

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White Sox Say Tony La Russa Will Not Return to Dugout This Season

Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa, who turns 78 on Oct. 4, had “... Read More


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POV: Delikado

Palawan is a tropical island paradise and one of Asia's tourist hotspots. But for a tiny network of environmental crusaders struggling to protect its spectacular forests and seas, it is a battlefield. Delikado follows three land defenders as they brave violence, death threats and murder while trying to stop politicians and businessmen from destroying the Philippines’ last ecological frontier.


The U.S. and the Holocaust

The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed (1942-  ): The public sees for the first time the sheer scale of the Holocaust and begins to reckon with its reverberations.  



A Recipe for a Cambodian Dip Redolent of Childhood

Prahok Ktiss reminds Mona Sang, the chef and owner of Khmai Fine Dining in Rogers Park, of childhood.

Prahok Ktiss


Celebrate Upton Sinclair’s Birthday

Writer and muckraker Upton Sinclair was born on this day 144 years ago. Here are 7 looks at the impact of his work.

Upton Sinclair

For parents

Great Picture Books About Grandparents

Grandparents can play a big role in children’s lives. They can share advice, and adventures, and pass on family traditions, too!   

A boy and his grandpa.
A fleet of delivery robots


The Robots Are Coming. Chicago OKs Pilot Program of Food Delivery Via Machine

Chicago's City Council approved a pilot program that will allow restaurants and grocery stores to make deliveries via "personal delivery devices (PDDs)," aka, robots.

Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes from Pati Jinich


Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

There's a new season of Pati's Mexican Table! Try her recipe for grilled potatoes topped with oozy cheese, sausage, and bacon. 

Lucienne and Van der Valk in season 2


Dive into Your Favorite Dramas and Mysteries

Get all the news, recaps, background, and more on upcoming shows like Van der Valk, Magpie MurdersMiss Scarlet and the Duke, and others with our drama and mystery newsletter.

Fulton East is among the new sites participating in Open House Chicago 2022. It is pictured with a lawn to the left and the city skyline in the background. (Courtesy of LJC)

Arts & Entertainment

Open House Chicago, Coming Soon in October, Is Returning to Pre-Pandemic Form

The two-day architecture festival, set for Oct. 15-16, is back to in-person tours, with new sites and new communities — hello, Chatham and Hermosa — making their debut. Time to start mapping out a plan of attack.

"How Many Seeds are in a Pumpkin?" book cover

for kids

13 Children’s Books for Celebrating Fall

Cooler weather, pumpkins, colorful leaves everywhere. A new season has arrived, and it’s my favorite! When fall comes around, my kids and I like to play in piles of leaves, go to the pumpkin patch, and get ready for a new school year. As we say goodbye to summer, let’s share the wonders of autumn with these 13 fall-themed children’s books.

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Fall Early Bird Prize: Big Green Egg Grill Package

The Large Big Green Egg is more than just a grill. It’s a complete outdoor cooking system. It has the capacity to smoke a 20-pound turkey or roast six chickens and the versatility to perfectly cook appetizers, entrees, pizza, desserts, and more. Easy to start, use, and clean, and covered by a lifetime warranty, the Big Green Egg will be your favorite culinary companion for years to come. Enter by October 10 to win!

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