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

Crime & Law

Family Still Searching For Answers in Death of 19-Year-Old National Guardsman

Chrys Carvajal, 19, had graduated from National Guard training and was set... Read More


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Hotel Portofino: Invitations

Lucian and his friend, Nish, run into trouble with Danioni's Blackshirts. Constance is encouraged to make more of her appearance by the hotel's most worldly guest, Claudine Pascal, while Bella throws a tea party for the locals.


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
A view of the Chicago Skyline with a smokestack on the right. (Creative Commons / © 2013, Jeremy Atherton)

Science & Nature

Illinois Parts Ways With Supreme Court on Climate Change: ‘Illinois Leaders Must Resist These Calls To Go Backward’

Illinois environmental groups were quick to condemn the Supreme Court’s limits on the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, and placed the state in opposition to the justices’ stance.

Taste of Chicago. Photo: DCASE


14 Chicagoland Food Events in July

The Taste of Chicago returns, plus there's plenty of beer and tacos in festivals throughout the city this July. 

Geoffrey Baer on a beach

Geoffrey Baer

Chicago on Vacation

It's a holiday weekend: summer vacation time! Explore some of Chicago's favorite getaways with Geoffrey Baer.

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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