City Council Votes 34-14 to Endorse Effort to Overturn Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Decision to Scrap ShotSpotter

The vote represented a significant rebuke of Mayor Brandon Johnson and the... Read More


Effort to Eliminate Subminimum Wage for Tipped Employees in Illinois Falls Short, Advocates Vow to Continue the Push

Advocates who have been pushing to eliminate statewide what is called the... Read More

Father and his two children flee the ISIS genocide of the Yazidi people. Credit: Magnum Photos.

Coming up

Broken Promise

After World War II, humanity declared that genocide would never be allowed to happen again. But 'never again' has become 'again and again,' from Cambodia to Bosnia, Rwanda, China, Ukraine, and sadly more. What makes people dehumanize one another? Why does it keep happening? And what can we do to make 'never again' a reality?


Catch a Look at Marlow Murder Club

Watch the first trailer for The Marlow Murder Club, an adaptation of a popular novel.

Judith Potts


Pompeii: The New Dig

At Pompeii, archaeologists begin the biggest dig in a generation.

Pompeii archaeologists.


All Things Cicada!

Cicadas are taking the country by storm in 2024, and Illinois is at the center of a historic swarm of insects 200 years in the making.

Cicada on green leaf.

For parents

11 Simple Self-Care Habits for Kids

By teaching your child simple acts of self-care and including nurturing routines into your family life, you can show that taking care of ourselves, and each other, is important.

Mom and toddler playing.
FILE - This is a portion of the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, Pa., shown on Dec. 11, 2023, in Aliquippa, Pa. (Gene J Puskar / AP Photo, File)

Science & Nature

EPA Warns Cyberattacks Against Water Supplies Are Rising, Says Utilities Need to Do More to Stop Them

Attempts by private groups or individuals to get into a water provider’s network and take down or deface websites aren’t new. More recently, however, attackers haven’t just gone after websites, they’ve targeted utilities’ operations instead.

A bar at Dovetail Brewery


How Dovetail Brewery Uses Engineer-like Precision to Master Neglected Beers

Dovetail Brewery makes styles of beer mostly ignored by other craft breweries – and serves them in unusual traditions discovered from around the world.

Six young men in military uniform stand in a row


A Guide to Memorial Day Programming

This Memorial Day weekend, explore the extraordinary stories of those in the armed forces with a variety of programming on WTTW.

The Illinois House of Representatives, shown during floor debate early in the final scheduled week of the 2024 spring legislative session. (Andrew Adams / Capitol News Illinois)


Nursing Home Industry Unlikely to See Much Help From Springfield in Tough Budget Year

The nursing home industry is still reeling from COVID-19, which exacerbated pre-existing challenges in long-term care — difficulties hiring and retaining staff and a population more reliant on government-funded care chief among them.

Little girl eating watermelon.

For parents

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit (And Love It!)

If you think your kids aren’t eating enough fruit, you may be right. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of children eat less than the recommended daily amount.

Wolf Islander Retro Scooter

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2024 Spring Early Bird Prize: Wolf Islander Scooter

The Wolf Islander is an economy retro scooter that’s above average in its class and built with top-quality parts. Easy on the eyes and even easier to keep happy, the Wolf Islander gets excellent gas mileage, requires little maintenance, and excels during light day-to-day, inner-city travel. No motorcycle license required. Enter by May 31!

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