Crime & Law

Alleged Highland Park Parade Gunman Will Represent Himself in February 2024 Trial

In a surprise move Monday, Crimo III told the court he wishes to proceed pro... Read More

Crime & Law

Private Trash Haulers Rarely Face Punishment for Illegal Pickups, City Data Shows

Despite scores of noise complaints from residents jolted awake by garbage... Read More

A shocked guest.


Antiques Roadshow: Tearjerkers

Guests who wear their hearts on their sleeves appear. Appraisals include an 1888 Joseph Nawahi oil and a collection of glass cordials, ca. 1875.

WTTW Events

French Wine Tasting with Rick Steves

Rick Steves and a professional sommelier will guide you in a tasting of different French wines. A virtual tasting experience you don’t want to miss! 

Rick Steves toasting with red wine.


A Frontera Grill Chef on What It's Like to Win Chopped

Javauneeka Jacobs, the sous chef at Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill, told us what it's like to be on the high-stress show.

Javauneeka Jacobs and Rick Bayless


A Self-Guided Tour for The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago

Retrace Geoffrey Baer’s footsteps with these self-guided tours of the locations featured in The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 1 & 2.

Geoffrey Baer is everywhere!

For parents

How to Keep the “Happy” in the Holidays

When my children were young, they had no interest in visiting with Santa. They liked to stand from a safe distance and watch.

Smiling kids.
Two nuclear cooling towers


Pritzker Signs Measure Allowing New Small-Scale Nuclear Technology in Illinois

The measure does not allow new large-scale power generation facilities like the six plants that are already operational in the state, but rather allows for new smaller-scale emergent technology.

Four women in dark historical clothing look at the camera


A New Miniseries Based on Jane Austen's Life

Keeley Hawes will play Cassandra Austen, who burned much of her correspondence with her sister Jane after Jane's death, in an adaptation of Gill Hornby's novel Miss Austen.

A bird flies over Lake Michigan in front of Chicago's skyline

Science & Nature

The Most Beautiful Birds in Chicago

there is a stunning variety of species of birds in and around Chicago. The executive director of the Chicago Bird Alliance picked some of the most beautiful.

FILE - Maureen Reid, left, and her guide dog, Gaston, cross the intersection of Wood Street and Roosevelt Avenue with Sandy Murillo, center, and Geovanni Bahena, relying on an audible signal for the blind, on April 26, 2023, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo, file)


The Census Bureau Wants to Change How It Asks About Disabilities. Some Advocates Don’t Like It

Disability advocates say the change would artificially reduce their numbers by almost half. At stake are not only whether people with disabilities get vital resources for housing, schools or program benefits but whether people with disabilities are counted accurately in the first place, experts said.

Boy with menorah.

For parents

DIY Menorah Craft Using Cardboard

You can make this menorah from toilet paper rolls and give it to your child to decorate, or you can just enjoy the menorah as is! Francine and her family celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which is also known as the Festival of Lights. During the eight days of Hanukkah, Francine and her family light candles in a hanukkiah, which is a special kind of menorah. 

Woman smiling.


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