Crime & Law

Column: As the Band Approached Us, the Gunshots Rang Out in Highland Park

My heart aches. It aches for those who were lost, their families and for the... Read More

Politics

Deadly Migrant Smuggling Case in Texas Raises Border Policy Concerns

The deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio, Texas, this week is renewing... Read More

Sebastian and Mona

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The Great Muslim American Road Trip - Life Is A Highway: Chicago to Joplin, Missouri

Join Mona Haydar and husband Sebastian Robins as they drive the first leg of Route 66 and discover America's Muslim roots, a history that goes back to the1800s. Along the way, the young couple experience some tests in their relationship.

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What to Watch in July

A new nature show from a bestselling author, a look at the world of plants from Sir David Attenborough, and new seasons of dramas and mysteries. 

'America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston' follows the bestselling author and podcast host as he explores Americans' surprising relationships to nature. Photo: PBS

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Chicago on Vacation: Galena

With its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and occasional brushes with Civil War-era re-enactors, Galena, Illinois often feels like a step back in time.

Galena streetscape.

For parents

Diverse Children’s Books About Strong Girls

The last time I went to the bookstore with my youngest niece, I noticed that all the books she pulled off the shelves featured female characters.

Book: Imogene's Last Stand
Thompson Road Farm, now owned by The Land Conservancy. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Science & Nature

Back To Nature: How a Tiny Nonprofit Is Rewinding the Clock on 300 Acres of Illinois Farmland That Wants To Be Wetland

Climate change and the alarming trends of species extinction and habitat loss demand that conservation organizations think big. So The Land Conservancy of McHenry County stepped up its game.

America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston. Photo: PBS

Highlights

What to Watch in July

A new nature show exploring Americans' relationships to the outdoors from a bestselling author, a look at the world of plants from Sir David Attenborough, new seasons of dramas and mysteries, and more. 

Anish Sengupta in Hotel Portofino. Photo: Eagle Eye Drama Limited

Recap & Stream

Hotel Portofino Continues

Fascist violence grows ever closer to the guests at Hotel Portofino, where some want to avoid politics and others want to understand them.

A band performing in an alley (Courtesy of the Chicago Loop Alliance)

Arts & Entertainment

12 Things to Do This Weekend: June 30-July 4

A pop-up street art festival, summer workouts, circus acts and the sounds of nature usher in the holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

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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