CPS Elementary Students Show Gains in English, Math on State Assessment

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Unanimous Supreme Court Preserves Access to Widely Used Abortion Medication

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Coming up

Rick Steves' Europe Marathon: Rome, Paris, London

Starting with Rome: Ancient Glory which resurrects the rubble and brings back to life the capital of the ancient world. Focusing on the grandeur of classical Rome, we marvel at the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the empire's exquisite art. Then we go offbeat by bicycle to see the Appian Way and marvels of Roman engineering.


Chicago's James Beard Award Winner

Logan Square's Lula Cafe won a national award in its 25th anniversary year.

A James Beard Award on a ribbon


25 Years of the Green City Market

“Everyone should have access to locally grown, sustainably produced food,” says the executive director of Green City Market.


Chicago Mysteries

Geoffrey's Behind-the-Scenes Journal

An aviation geek, Geoffrey will take any opportunity to film on the tarmac and airfield of one of our airports.

Sean Keenehan, Oral User, and Geoffrey Baer on the tarmac at O’Hare. Sound recordist Clay Bowman’s head is peeking out behind Geoffrey. Credit: Oral User

For parents

Observing Weather in Your Neighborhood

Observing and describing the weather can help us plan for our day.

Little girl with umbrella.
A crowd of people at 1865 Fest

Arts & Entertainment

Looking to Celebrate Juneteenth in Chicago? Here’s a List of Upcoming Events

Juneteenth celebrations are just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the holiday in Chicago. Here’s a look at some events that are worth checking out.

The cover of the Lula Cafe Cookbook next to a dish from it, sweet and sour cabbage soup


Make the Soup That Started Everything for the Beloved Lula Cafe

Jason Hammel's first taste of his wife's cooking was this cabbage soup. He and she started a soup business before opening Lula Cafe, which just won a coveted James Beard Award.

A sign for gate C17 at O'Hare Airport

Chicago Mysteries

Was a UFO once spotted at O’Hare Airport?

In 2006, more than a dozen workers saw a peculiar, saucer-like object above Concourse C in the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport.

Carol Moseley Braun on "Chicago Tonight"


Carol Moseley Braun on Becoming First Black Woman Elected to US Senate, New Role at African Development Foundation

Carol Moseley Braun has had a storied career spanning more than three decades and six presidents. Most notably, she shot into the cultural zeitgeist in 1993 when she became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Toddler and grandmother

For parents

How Telling Stories Helps Kids Learn

“Are you going to tell me another story tonight?” asked my 4-year-old son. While we read books and sing songs every night before bed, I recently decided to try storytelling. No pictures or props, just a few fables I told to my kids — full of extra details and hand motions as the story got more exciting.

Woman smiling.


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