Science & Nature

For Some Environmental Activists, the Fight Against Southside Recycling In Their Community Is Deeply Personal

Chicago Department of Public Health officials determined last year the... Read More

Science & Nature

This Week in Nature: A Bear, Not Da Bears, Was the Talk of Da ‘Burbs, With a Confirmed Sighting in Gurnee

A black bear was caught on video running through the parking lot of a Gurnee... Read More

Tom Brittney as Will Davenport and Robson Green as Geordie Keating

Coming up

Grantchester: Investigating Life's Mysteries

Go behind the scenes with the cast and creators of viewer favorite Grantchester, with its winning combination of a delightful and appealing amateur sleuth, articulate writing, engaging mysteries to solve, and charming village locations.


Chicago Hot Dog Pizza at a 78-Year-Old Rockford Tavern

“We found out that the weirder the pizza special that we run, the better,” says Zak Rotello.

Chicago Hot Dog pizza


What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour, a second season of another thriller, and a new detective show.


world of food

World of Food: Summer Cocktails

“Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt…” --Jimmy Buffett


For parents

12 Creative Ways to Enjoy Reading This Summer

"As a kid, I’d lug a tote of books to the treehouse and sprawl out for hours, meeting new people and visiting exciting places without ever leaving my backyard."

Outdoor reading.
A vendor selling Puerto Rican gear

In Your Neighborhood

Puerto Rican Festival Kicks Off in Humboldt Park

Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas is a four-day event featuring live music, games and food, all celebrating Puerto Rican culture.

Samantha Bond, Cara Horgan, and Natalie Dew smile for a photo during a table read for The Marlow Murder Club

Drama and Mystery

A New Mystery by the Creator of Death in Paradise Is Coming to WTTW

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood, the creator of Death in Paradise, is being adapted into a mystery for PBS with some actresses you might recognize.

An illustration of an older man walking away from prison with his shadow showing a man behind bars


Older Adults Coming Out of Illinois Prisons Face Steep Roadblocks in Their Reentry Journey

At least 17,000 adults age 50 and older have been released from Illinois prisons since 2014, and thousands more are in line to be released soon. Older adults are less likely to reoffend than their younger counterparts but face more hurdles to successful reentry.

New York City's skyline seen through grey orange smoke on June 7, 2023

Science & Nature

Wildfire Smoke Got You Wondering About Air Quality? Here's What To Know

Even though Chicago has so far escaped the worst effects of smoke from Canadian wildfires, now's a good time to review the basics of the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index.

Mice eating watermelon.

For parents

Children’s Books for Summer Fun

Take a break from the heat with books. From sandy beach to city street, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them. Start with Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson. Grab a kite, eat watermelon, or roll down some grassy hills and get into the spirit of the season with Mouse and Minka.

Couple looking at mobile device.


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