Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says COVID-19 Felt Like ‘Bad Cold,’ Heads to Washington, D.C.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday that she has fully recovered from her bout... Read More


Chicago Cites 13 Restaurants, 9 Fitness Centers for Violating COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Each business was issued two citations, which will trigger a hearing before... Read More


coming up

Plants Behaving Badly: Sex & Lies

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose - to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp.

Latino Voices

Caring for Children’s Mental Health Throughout Pandemic Poses Challenges

Among Latino families, concerns are especially acute.

Child with headphones.


Around the World in 80 Days Recap: Episode 3

Another delay leads Phileas Fogg to take a desperate and dangerous path to his next destination.

Fix on a Camel


Nature - Animals with Cameras: Oceans

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan leads a team using state-of-the-art cameras.

A seal on a beach.

For parents

How to Make the Most of Your Local Library

Something magical occurs when you introduce a child to the library.

Mother and daughter at library.
People wearing masks lined up for a food drive in Brighton Park in April 2020. (WTTW News)


CDC Updates Guidance on Face Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidance on face masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19. An infectious disease doctor explains what you need to know.

Un(re)solved from Frontline


Investigating Cold Cases from the Civil Rights Era

Under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act, the federal government has investigated more than 150 race-related cold cases. Frontline examines its success.

Phileas Fogg on a train through Italy in ' Around the World in 80 Days.' Photo: Tudor Cucu - © Slim 80 Days / Federation Entertainment / Peu Communications / ZDF / Be-Films / RTBF

Recap & Stream

A New Around the World in 80 Days

In case you missed the second episode of the new Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, you can catch up here!

Colorful panels arranged in a circle as part of a display at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago.

Arts & Entertainment

New DuSable Museum Exhibit Tells Stories of Those Killed During Civil Rights Movement

More than 150 names of people killed during the civil rights movement are on display in a special exhibit at the DuSable Museum. Their lives were cut short due to race-related killings more than 50 years ago, but the lessons learned from their deaths live on.

Daniel Tiger and his buddies.

For parents

Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

Turns out, not all TV is bad for your kids. Research shows watching Daniel Tiger helps teach social skills to preschoolers. Empathy, recognizing emotions, and social confidence are part of what makes up “school readiness.”



Mysteries on Passport

Enjoy special access to an on-demand library of PBS mysteries. Stream full seasons of Endeavour, Unforgotten, Grantchester, and Frankie Drake Mysteries to any device and watch any time. New programs added daily and all you need to do is become a WTTW member at the $5 monthly level.

Thanks to our sponsors.

Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW.