Bidders Hit Bump in Road for Chicago’s Asphalt Contract. City Rejects Offers Due to Environmental Concerns

Rejected bids included a $500 million offer from MAT Asphalt, which faced... Read More


Sean Casten Declares Victory Over Marie Newman in Race of Incumbents in 6th Congressional District

Both candidates are current U.S. Representatives — Casten in the 6th... 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.

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Elvis Sanchez walking through the Growing Solutions farm.


West Side Produce Farm Works to Provide People With Autism Life Skills

Urban Autism Solutions, an organization on the West Side, is working to empower young adults on the autism spectrum to learn life skills. The 1.2- acre produce farm is a hands-on program teaching young adults the basics of farming with a goal of enhancing their social and vocational skills.

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.

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Science & Nature

Everything You’ve Heard About Ticks Is Probably a Myth. Here’s What Everyone, Even Urbanites, Needs To Know

Researchers at Lincoln Park Zoo are surveying which ticks are present in the Chicago region, looking for clues about the effects of climate change and urban sprawl, and busting myths in the process.

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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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