Riot Fest Leaving Douglass Park and Moving to Bridgeview’s SeatGeek Stadium

Riot Fest has announced it’s leaving its longtime home in Chicago’s Douglass... Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Riot Fest Leaving Douglass Park and Moving to Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium

Riot Fest has announced it's leaving its long-time home in Chicago... Read More

Geoffrey Baer with a magnifying glass.

Coming up

Chicago Mysteries

Did a UFO fly over O’Hare Airport? Is the wife of Chicago’s “ sausage king” haunting the factory basement where she was murdered? Why don’t Chicagoans put ketchup on their hot dogs? WTTW host Geoffrey Baer and a team of super sleuths attempt to solve some of Chicago’s most baffling mysteries. Audio-narrated descriptions of key visual elements are available.


Chicago's James Beard Award Winner

Logan Square's Lula Cafe won a national award in its 25th anniversary year.

A James Beard Award on a ribbon


25 Years of the Green City Market

“Everyone should have access to locally grown, sustainably produced food,” says the executive director of Green City Market.


world of food

The Picnic

“There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.” - W. Somerset Maugham

Sandwiches and chips

For parents

9 Picture Books About Brothers and Sisters

There’s nothing else like having a playful, imaginative, and supportive sibling at your side!

"Treasure": Mireille Messier (Author) Irene Luxbacher (Illustrator)
People cheering in a crowd at the 2022 Chicago Pride Festival.

Arts & Entertainment

2024 Chicago Summer Festival Guide

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Cicada cracker jack next to a photo of Rafa Esparza smiling at a tub full of the snack


Chicago Chefs Cook Up Crunchy Cicada Snacks Like Cracker Jack

A couple of Chicago area chefs have cooked up some crunchy recipes – including one for Cicada Cracker Jack that you can make on your own – that celebrate the nutty, earthy flavors found in the insects.

Emily Graslie at a sauropod quarry near Bozeman, MT, in 'Prehistoric Road Trip.' Photo: Julie Florio and WTTW

Science & Nature

A Prehistoric Road Trip

It's road trip season! Travel billions of years back in time and discover dinosaurs, unusual mammals, and more with Emily Graslie.

A woman in a kayak in the Chicago River

Science & Nature

Explore the Chicago River With Shedd Aquarium’s Kayak for Conservation Summer Tours

Shedd Aquarium is once again offering an opportunity to explore the Chicago River while learning about efforts to take care of it. The Kayak for Conservation program offers pay-what-you-can tours.

Toddler and grandmother

For parents

How Telling Stories Helps Kids Learn

“Are you going to tell me another story tonight?” asked my 4-year-old son. While we read books and sing songs every night before bed, I recently decided to try storytelling. No pictures or props, just a few fables I told to my kids — full of extra details and hand motions as the story got more exciting.

Lucy Worsley


High Tea and Royalty

Lucy Worsley brings you the best of Britain. Join her this Wednesday at 7:00 pm and you can see the royal palaces like you have never seen them before. Tune in, and you could even win an afternoon of high tea for two in downtown Chicago. Public media requires the support of the public, so please join us and do your part to keep WTTW strong.

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