Rail Strike Averted: Biden Signs Bill Enforcing Agreement

President Joe Biden signed a bill Friday to avert a freight rail strike that... Read More


‘Chicago Tonight’ In Your Neighborhood: Robbins Calls For Federal Help to Fix Aging Water Infrastructure

Over Thanksgiving week, hundreds of Robbins residents were left with dry... Read More

Hosts Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days).

Coming up

Classic Christmas (My Music)

Through the years, there's nothing more heart-warming than the familiar songs of the season at holiday time. Old-fashioned favorites celebrated through the generations are featured in A Classic Christmas (My Music). Hosted by Gavin MacLeod (The Love Boat) and Marion Ross (Happy Days), this nostalgic special spotlights traditional carols as well as popular standards.


’Tis the Season for the 2022 Chicago Holiday Events Guide

We break down a handful of Chicago holiday events by light shows, activities, and Christmas markets.

People walking through lighting display


Pullman Pitmaster Dominque Leach Wants Lexington Betty to Become a Household Name

The work hasn't always been easy for pitmaster Dominique Leach.

Dominique Leach co-owns Lexington Betty Smoke House with her wife, Tanisha Griffin.

world of food

Holiday Beverages

As you have surely heard, it’s Christmastime, the perfect time for delicious holiday beverages!

Egg Nog

For parents

10 Experiences to Give This Holiday Season

In the Alma's Way episode Alma’s Nochebuena, Alma and Junior love their Christmas Eve tradition of making ornaments together.

Child cutting paper
A row of houses in Chicago


As Chicago Property Tax Bills Arrive, Study Examines Biggest Increases

If you are a homeowner in certain portions of the city, you’ve seen your bill go up quite a bit. On the predominately Latino Lower West Side, there was an increase of 46%, according to a new study.

Italian beef being prepared at Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park


A Day in the Life of Italian Beef Favorite Johnnie’s Beef

Johnnie’s Beef in Elmwood Park has been serving one of the Chicago area’s favorite Italian beefs for more than 60 years. Go behind the scenes of a day at the restaurant.

Annika and Tyrone in Annika


Head to Scotland in Annika

Did you miss the season finale of Annika and its harrowing conclusion, plus the secret that is revealed about Michael? Catch up now with streaming or recaps.

Aerial image of the distal end of a lava flow from Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone the morning of Nov. 30, 2022. (USGS / K. Mulliken)

Science & Nature

This Week in Nature: Here’s What Made Us Think, And Laugh, From Volcanic Eruptions to Bears’ Ongoing War on Christmas

Every Friday, we’ll be rounding up some of the articles, videos, photos and social media posts that have caught our attention on the topics of climate change, the environment, wildlife, conservation and weather.

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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