Sean Casten Declares Victory Over Marie Newman in Race of Incumbents in 6th Congressional District

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Nature: The Whale Detective

A filmmaker investigates his traumatic encounter with a 30-ton humpback whale that breached and almost landed on him while he was kayaking. What he discovers raises far bigger questions about humans' relationship with whales and their future.

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Hotel Portofino Recap: Episode 2

Lucian continues to try to connect with Rose, per his father's wishes, but enjoys the company of the hotel's staff more than the Drummond-Wards. 

Constance seems to be better company for Julian than Rose. Photo: Eagle Eye Drama Limited

Black Voices

New Chicago Office Aims to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Transition Out of Prison

Willette Benford, who has served time in prison herself, has been appointed to serve as Chicago’s director of re-entry.

Willette Benford

For parents

The Power of Observation: Empowering Children to Use Their Senses

Observation, an important part of scientific inquiry, leads to discovery and learning.

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Elvis Sanchez walking through the Growing Solutions farm.


West Side Produce Farm Works to Provide People With Autism Life Skills

Urban Autism Solutions, an organization on the West Side, is working to empower young adults on the autism spectrum to learn life skills. The 1.2- acre produce farm is a hands-on program teaching young adults the basics of farming with a goal of enhancing their social and vocational skills.

The Pump Room at the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago in 1970. Photo: ST-70004622-0013, Chicago Sun-Times collection, Chicago History Museum


Ten of Chicago's Most Iconic Restaurants

Celebrate some of Chicago's most memorable restaurants, past and present, the kind of places where the surroundings are an inextricable part of the experience. 

Edward Cervantez as a bat boy

Chicago Stories

White Sox Bat Boy and Vietnam Soldier

Edward “Eddy” Cervantez was the pride of his community when he became a bat boy, but his life was cut short in Vietnam.

A man stopping to inspect his leg while hiking. (Kamaji Ogino / Pexels)

Science & Nature

Everything You’ve Heard About Ticks Is Probably a Myth. Here’s What Everyone, Even Urbanites, Needs To Know

Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo are surveying which ticks are present in the Chicago region, looking for clues about the effects of climate change and urban sprawl, and busting myths in the process.

Child receiving a vaccine

For parents

How to Talk to Your Child About Vaccines

When my children have to get shots, I first consider their unique personalities. What are their fears? What comforts them? How do they see themself as part of their community? I try to use this information to help them understand vaccinations, not only to prepare them for an upcoming shot, but also prepare them for taking charge of their own health in the future.

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