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Crime & Law

U.S. Attorney John Lausch on Recent Convictions, Gang Cases and Political Corruption: ‘Always Open For Business’

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch on the high-... Read More


WNBA Star Griner Freed in Swap for Russian Arms Dealer Bout

“She’s safe, she’s on a plane, she’s on her way home,” President Biden said... Read More

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Rick Steves European Christmas

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. In the special, he visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season. The show offers a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe where viewers will learn about customs from 'the old countries,' hear local choirs, and discover holiday family traditions.


Some Holiday Specials to Stream This December

It's time to snuggle into your home with a mug of cocoa, a cookie, and some joyful holiday specials.

Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra


A Running List of Food Events in Chicago this Winter

We’ve compiled a list of food events that we’ll update as winter goes on.

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world of food

Christmas Cookies Around the World

It's time to find those recipes handed down through generations, often on faded, handwritten notecards.

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For parents

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions for Kids

Parents often lose themselves amid the chaos of preparing for the holidays.

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A Chicago Public Schools logo sign covered in rain drops.


Chicago Board of Education Vice President Sendhil Revuluri Stepping Down

The vice president of Chicago’s Board of Education, Sendhil Revuluri, announced he is stepping down after more than three years in that position. 

A 1943 Marshall Field's holiday window display shows Santa in his workshop. Image: HB-07690-D, Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing Collection


Revisiting Marshall Field’s Christmas Window Displays

Take a look back at a Marshall Field's Christmas window display from 1943, and discover the history of the displays. 

Photo: Element 8 Entertainment and MASTERPIECE


Miss Scarlet and the Duke

A new season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke is coming in January, so catch up on previous seasons via our recaps and streaming now.

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Arts & Entertainment

Boxing Gym Tucked Inside a Little Village Church Basement Aims to Provide Support and Encouragement

A boxing gym in the basement of a Little Village church is on a mission to provide new opportunities for neighborhood kids. Chicago Youth Boxing Club started in 2006 as a refuge for young people seeking a positive outlet.

Mom and little girl slicing fruitcake.

For parents

Luna’s Traditional Holiday Fruitcake

From Italy’s La Befana to Spain’s Tio de Nadal, Christmas traditions come in all unique shapes and tastes - including very heavy fruitcakes! Make Luna’s traditional holiday fruitcake and join in the fun as you share this fruity treat.

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Benefits for this special membership level include, a Kids Club Birthday Card from your child’s favorite WTTW Kids character, a WTTW Kids Club Card that gives you access to special discounts, events, and more!

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