Judge Orders Police Union President to Stop Bashing City’s Vaccine Mandate

A Cook County judge ordered Police Union President John Catanzara on Friday... Read More


Lightfoot Names Interim Inspector General to Replace Ferguson

A 21-year veteran of the office of the inspector general, William Marback’s... Read More

Retired detective Julien Baptiste

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Baptiste On Masterpiece

Retired detective Julien Baptiste delves into Budapest’s corrupt underworld to find a British Ambassador’s family who go missing on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. Ambassador Emma Chambers is thrust into the crosshairs of Baptiste’s most complex case to date, as the detective navigates an untrustworthy Hungarian police force and international media interest as he hunts for her husband and two sons.


Exploring the Surprising Chicago Roots of Improv

Improv was born out of a need to communicate with a new immigrant population, from a woman who loved theater.

Viola Spolin is known as the "Mother of Improv." Courtesy: Viola Spolin Estate


Where to Go During Open House Chicago 2021

Open House Chicago is back, allowing you to peek inside more than 100 sites across Chicagoland on October 16 and 17.

The Central Park Theater. Photo: Courtesy House of Prayer Church of God in Christ, Tom Harris


Celebrate the Holidays with Charlie Brown on WTTW

Last year, WTTW and other PBS stations started a new holiday tradition by airing the Peanuts Thanksgiving and Christmas specials, but missed out on Halloween.

Linus and Sally in the pumpkin patch

For parents

No-Sew Elinor Costume

Elinor is a sweet and curious bunny rabbit who goes on scientific adventures with her friends. 

Girl in Elinor costume.
Men working in a community garden


‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Revitalizing North Lawndale

Located on Chicago’s West Side, North Lawndale is a neighborhood that has dealt with decades of disinvestment and vacant spaces. Community members have taken things into their own hands by creating community gardens and safe spaces for the next generation.

The Penthouse Hyde Park. Photo: Anna Munzesheimer


Where to Go During Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago is back, allowing you to peek inside more than 100 sites across Chicagoland this weekend. We've chosen a few highlights that we think are especially worth visiting.

Puprika in Food Thoughts


Explore Healthy Food for Kids and Families with Puppy Chef Puprika

Join Puprika and a group of children and families as they explore where food comes from and how to make healthy choices.

The Chicago Children's Choir performing

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago Children’s Choir Celebrates 65 Years of Music With New Collaboration

Since it was founded back in 1956, The Chicago Children’s Choir has grown from a single choir to a vast network of singers across the city. Their latest recording speaks to the resilience of young people working together to raise each other’s voices.


For parents

Molly of Denali's Culture Is Not a Halloween Costume

Kids across the country are embracing the animated show “Molly of Denali.” It is the first children’s TV show with an Alaska Native lead character. Now some fans want to dress like their hero Molly for Halloween. The show’s producers want kids to have fun but not co-opt Molly’s Athabascan culture.

Ice Bear Maddog scooter

Enter by October 18

Fall Early Bird Prize: Zip Away!

Cruise city roads with style and power on an Icebear Scooter from City Scooters. One lucky winner will be ready to ride with one Icebear 150cc Maddog (Value $2,300) and one Icebear 150 cc Trike ($3,000). Enter by October 18, 2021 to be eligible!

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