Crime & Law

Federal Judge Won’t Toss Charges or Sever Cases in R. Kelly’s Upcoming Chicago Trial

A day after R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison following his... Read More

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... Read More

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Broadchurch: Episode 3

Fingerprints at the murder scene lead DI Hardy and DS Miller to a startling suspect in Danny's murder. Meanwhile, Steve Connelly has a message for Beth.

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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.

Elinor Wonders Why
An undated portrait of Emmett Louis Till, a black 14 year old Chicago boy, whose weighted down body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Mississippi, August 31, 1955. (AP Photo, File)

Crime & Law

1955 Warrant in Emmett Till Case Found, Family Seeks Arrest

A warrant for the arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham — identified as “Mrs. Roy Bryant” on the document — was discovered last week by searchers inside a file folder that had been placed in a box, Leflore County Circuit Clerk Elmus Stockstill told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Chef Tayler Ploshehanski, 33, left, works with line cook Tyler Damiani, 27, during the dinner service at Wherewithall at 3472 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: WTTW/Kathleen Hinkel


A Day in the Life of a Fine Dining Restaurant

What does it take to make a fine dining restaurant run smoothly—especially one like Wherewithall, where the menu changes every week? A creative and organized chef de cuisine and multitasking general manager, for one. 

Rachael Toft


Public Schools and Segregation

Rachael Toft was committed to sending her kids to their neighborhood public school, but a merger with another school presented challenges.

"Chicago Looks Good On You" murals by Paul Brourman, including one depicting a man wearing "The Bean" on his head. (WTTW News)

Arts & Entertainment

Contemporary Artist Paints Chicagoans ‘Wearing’ Local Landmarks

Whether it's catching the wind on the Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier or dancing to the hums of waters splashing at Buckingham Fountain, contemporary artist Paul Brourman is eager to pay tribute to a city he’s called home for the last 30 years, and some of his favorite landmarks with his new series “Chicago Looks Good On You.”

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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