Push to Use Downtown Property Taxes to Fund Far South Side Red Line Extension Faces Uncertain Future

Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) said the plan would be a “bad deal” for residents... Read More

Crime & Law

Grand Jury in Mississippi Declines to Indict Woman in Emmett Till Killing

After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators and... Read More

Afghanistan Undercover


Frontline: Afghanistan Undercover

An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE correspondent Ramita Navai (Iraq Uncovered, Syria Undercover) finds women who are being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials.


15 Chicago Food Events to Dig Into This August

If you like garlic, corn, ribs, sangria, and much more, there are a variety of food events in and around Chicago this August.

BBQ Ribs


Chicago on Vacation: Idlewild

In the forest of northwest Michigan was a place apart, a “Black Eden” known as Idlewild.

Idlewild friends.

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For parents

Make a Wild Bee Hotel

Build your own wild bee hotel to provide an option for wild bees to take shelter!  

Wild Bee Hotel
Governor J.B. Pritzker standing at a press conference, with three people wearing masks behind him


Crain’s Headlines: Illinois Poised to Gain Indiana’s Business Losses Due to Abortion Law

Illinois is poised to gain some of Indiana’s losses due to the Hoosier state’s new abortion law. Boeing prepares to resume delivery of its 787 Dreamliner jets. And Groupon makes some major cuts to its workforce.

Masjid al-Faatir in Kenwood. Photo: Lee Bey/WTTW


Seven Prominent Sites That Illustrate Islam's History and Future in the Chicago Area

The Chicago area has been a center of Muslim movements that catered to African Americans as well as a new home for Muslim immigrants from around the world.

Robert in COBRA: Cyberwar. Photo: New Pictures Ltd.


COBRA Continues

Robert is becoming paranoid as cyber attacks continue, his party drifts from his leadership, and conspiracy theories bloom throughout the country.

Michelle Flandez stands in her home with her two-month-old son Inti Perez, who is diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Dec. 16, 2016. (AP Photo / Carlos Giusti, File)


Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, or 58%, seemed to be made worse by one of 10 types of extreme weather connected to climate change.

Boy playing a game in the car.

For kids

Free Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids

Is your family ready to travel farther from home this summer? More travel can lead to more waiting, riding, or flying time. That can be tough for a young child — they’ll want something fun to do! Ease their boredom and wiggles with a mix of some favorite on-screen and off-screen activities from PBS KIDS for your next road trip.

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