Arts & Entertainment

Starstruck Memories from Chicago International Film Festival Founder

Michael Kutza was just 22 years old when he launched the Chicago... Read More

Crime & Law

Chicago Police Shoot Man Inside West Side Police Station

The shooting occurred inside the CPD’s 10th District Station located at 3315... Read More

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, former home of Stax Records, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Coming up

Freedom Songs: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement

For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early civil rights era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time.


11 Latino Architects

Explore works by architects of Latin American descent that can be found in and around Chicago.

Juan Gabriel Moreno's Esperanza Health Center.


What to Watch in October

A new series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares space with a new Rick Steves series.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at a barbershop in 'Making Black America: Through the Grapevine.' Photo: McGee Media/ PBS


Watch Timelapse of the Chicago Tonight Studio Build

WTTW News and CHICAGO TONIGHT debut an enhanced viewer experience with new production design and state-of-the-art technology.

Studio build

For parents

Helping Kids Handle Change at School

Here’s the thing about change: it’s inherently stressful.

Mom walking child to school.
Timesha Brown smiling (WTTW News)

Crime & Law

Permanent Punishment, Part 2: Women, Caregivers Face Specific Challenges in Legal System

The reasons women commit crimes are different, and often overlooked, researchers say. And since 58% of incarcerated women are mothers to children under 18, the permanent punishments they face affect not only them, but their entire families.

Runners making their way through the Chicago Marathon course in 1992. Image: ST-10002838-0014, Chicago Sun-Times collection, Chicago History Museum


A Brief History of Marathons in Chicago

Ahead of this weekend's Chicago Marathon, take a brief look at the history of long-distance running in Chicago, including the story of how an unexpected obstacle interrupted the very first marathon in the city. 

A commuter waits on the train on the 18th Street Pink Line platform. Photo by Kaitlynn Scannell


Tour Pilsen's Celebrated Public Art

Explore the murals of Pilsen, a neighborhood that is home to the National Museum of Mexican Art as well as much of Chicago's Mexican community.

Four children and two adults in a preschool classroom, playing around a table


Childhood Social-Emotional Development a Concern as Students Return to In-Person Learning

There are growing concerns about how COVID-19 has affected children’s social-emotional development and wellbeing as students, parents and teachers have navigated the return to in-person learning.

Girl playing in the rain

For Parents

Earth and Sky

Young children are naturally curious about nature and the outdoor environment. When given the opportunity, they love to investigate earth’s materials — sand, dirt, water and rocks. They are aware of daily weather conditions — that weather changes from day to day — and they associate weather with related clothing and activities.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

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Grand Prize: 2023 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is endlessly versatile, exceptionally capable, and the embodiment of style, technology, and comfort. You’ll be wowed by its stunning design, premium interior, and features that take Subaru’s legendary safety to a whole new level.

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