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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Rejects Calls from Little Village Leaders to Release Full Probe of Botched Smokestack Implosion

Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not respond to a question from WTTW News about... Read More

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Chicago Measure to Enforce State Law Designed to Reduce Sugary Drinks for Kids Advances

The state law, which applies in Chicago as well as the rest of the state,... Read More

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Hemingway: The Avatar (1929-1944)

Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer but can’t stay put for long.  

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The Real History Behind Around the World in 80 Days

It may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places.

Phileas Fogg in Paris.

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Nature - Animals with Cameras: Oceans

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan leads a team using state-of-the-art cameras.

A seal on a beach.

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For parents

How to Make the Most of Your Local Library

Something magical occurs when you introduce a child to the library.

Mother and daughter at library.
Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Department of Public Health, addresses the news media on Wednesday Jan. 19, 2021. (Chicago's Mayor's Office)

Health

Chicago Has Passed Peak of Omicron Surge of COVID-19: Top Doc

Chicago's COVID-19 test positivity peaked at 19.6% on Jan. 1, Arwady said, and hit 12.6% on Tuesday, the lowest rate since Dec. 28, according to city data.

David Tennant as Phileas Fogg in Paris in Around the World in 80 Days. Photo: Tudor Cucu - © Slim 80 Days / Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications / ZDF / Be-Films / RTBF (télévision belge)

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The Real History Behind Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days may be a work of fiction, but its characters move through a historical world filled with real people, technology, and places. 

Fix in the desert in Around the World in 80 Days. Photo: Joe Alblas - © Slim 80 Days / Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications / ZDF / Be-Films / RTBF (télévision belge)

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A New Around the World in 80 Days

In case you missed the third episode of the new Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, you can catch up here!

A bighead carp, a type of Asian carp, caught in the Illinois River, the principal tributary of the Mississippi River. There are no North American fish large enough to eat Asian carp, according to the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. (Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey)

Politics

Invasive Carp Barrier, Chicago Shoreline Protection Big Winners in Army Corps Funding Bonanza

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is flush with billions of dollars following passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Some of those funds are being funneled toward critical projects in the Chicago region, the Corps announced Wednesday.

Daniel Tiger and his buddies.

For parents

Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

Turns out, not all TV is bad for your kids. Research shows watching Daniel Tiger helps teach social skills to preschoolers. Empathy, recognizing emotions, and social confidence are part of what makes up “school readiness.”

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