Crime & Law

‘Our City is Grieving’: Off-Duty Police Officer Among at Least 3 Killed by Gunfire Across Chicago Over Weekend

Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, who was fatally shot as he returned... Read More

Dule Hill

Coming up

The Express Way with Dule Hill: California

This documentary series explores the power of the arts. Led by renowned actor, dancer, and singer, Dule Hill, the series captures diverse artists' stories from across America, celebrating community, humanity, and the transformative potential of creative expression. In California, Dule Hill connects with three brave artists: a deaf dancer, a gay mariachi, and a senior citizen cabaret troupe. They are each using their art to reclaim their narratives and change the perceptions of their communities.


Call the Midwife Recap

Matthew finally reveals his financial woes to Trixie, right as she was expecting some big lifestyle changes.

Matthew finally reveals his financial woes to Trixie, right when she was hoping to have a new car. Credit: BBC Studios/Neal Street Productions

Chicago Mysteries

Geoffrey's Behind-the-Scenes Journal

Including our story about Chicago’s famous aversion to putting ketchup on hot dogs, which we filmed at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Geoffrey Baer and Monica Eng filming at Guaranteed Rate Field. Credit: Geoffrey Baer


Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation

Part 1: The Color Tax. Black families were forced to purchase residences via contract sales. This episode explores the devastating impact of this policy.

Shame of Chicago

For parents

9 Books That Celebrate Passover

Every spring, Jewish families around the world observe Passover, a holiday about remembrance, gratitude, and the hope of freedom for all people.

The Passover Mouse
Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks to the news media at the state Capitol on April 18, 2024. (WTTW News)


Pritzker Says CTA Needs ‘Evolution of Leadership’ as Agency Faces Ridership, Financial Concerns

“Changes are going to have to take place, there’s no doubt, at the CTA, and I think that’s going to take some new leadership and additional leadership,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. The agency has been under scrutiny amid rider frustration, unkempt train cars and safety concerns.

A man serves pita to lines of people


Breaking the Fast and Feeding Those in Need with the Muslim Practice of Iftar

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims who are able fast during daylight, then break a fast at sundown with iftar, a meal that is often used to feed those in need as well. 

Alice and Jack hug in front of the ocean

Recap & Stream

Alice & Jack Come to the End

Alice and Jack have finally realized a durable relationship, but life, as always gets in the way. But they are with each other to the very end. 

Artist Katie Chung paints a mural on the 94th floor of 875 North Michigan. (Marc Vitali / WTTW News)

Arts & Entertainment

Mural on the 94th Floor: Chicago Artist Spotlights City Neighborhoods and Her Heritage at the Top of a Skyscraper

High above Michigan Avenue, artist Katie Chung pays tribute to the neighborhoods below. She uses many colors while keeping in mind Obangsaek, a color scheme known as the five cardinal colors of Korean culture.

Woman and child planting flowers.

For parents

15 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Kids

Every spring, my neighbors gather in a local park for a community clean-up day. It’s a gentle nudge to emerge from our winter hibernation, breathe fresh air and connect with each other. While this annual clean-up tradition is fun, it also acts as a reminder for all of us (the youngest among us included!) to take care of the environment every day.

Wolf Islander Retro Scooter

Enter to Win

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 to Win today!

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