Crime & Law

Lightfoot Asks City Council to Move Up Weekend Curfew for Teens to 10 p.m., Acknowledging She Can’t Act Alone

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will ask the Chicago City Council to change city law to... Read More


Chicago Won’t Reimpose Mask Mandate Until Hospitals Are Threatened: Chicago’s Top Doc

Since May 5, federal health officials have warned all residents of Cook... Read More

Bear cub emerges from behind a tree.


Nature - Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas

The legendary Rio Grande River cuts deep canyons between the United States and Mexico, creating staggering landscapes in the largest protected area of its kind in North America. The most remote corner of this infamous borderland is the National Park known as Big Bend - a vast, unspoiled wonderland of serene beauty and home to some of America's most glorious wildlife. 


The True History of Ridley Road

Was there really a prominent neo-Nazi movement in England only seventeen years after Hitler was defeated?  

Colin Jordan

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Calling all Trivia Nerds!

This season, TikTok historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas joins Geoffrey Baer to test contestants on everything Chicago.  

Geoffrey Baer

Chicago Stories

Ad Campaigns Born in Chicago

The Pillsbury Doughboy, The Jolly Green Giant, and more. 

Leo Burnett’s ad agency created many iconic advertising characters. Image: Courtesy of the Leo Burnett Company

For parents

4 Ideas to Encourage Family Reading Time

It’s important to carve out quality time to spend with your kids each day.  

Dad reading with his daughter.
Exterior of the James Sneider Apartments in Rogers Park, Chicago (WTTW News)


Three Residents of Senior Living Facility Die Following Multiple Heat Complaints

Three women were found dead Saturday at the James Sneider Apartments in Rogers Park shortly after multiple heat complaints from residents as Chicago temperatures hovered around 90 degrees last week.

Ayam Semur Jahe (Indonesian Chicken) from Bumbu Roux. Photo: Bumbu Roux


A Comforting Indonesia Chicken Dish Perfect for a Bad Day

"If I have a bad day, I cook," says Jane Reed, whose son Chris started the catering business Bumbu Roux with her to serve the Indonesian food of her youth and the Creole food of his father's.

Edward Cervantez as a bat boy

Chicago Stories

White Sox Bat Boy and Vietnam Soldier

Edward “Eddy” Cervantez was the pride of his community when he became a bat boy, but his life was cut short in Vietnam.

A rendering of Carvana's proposed 14-story tower in Skokie (Village of Skokie)


Skokie Officials Pump Brakes on Carvana Tower After Illinois Suspends Company’s Dealer’s License

Construction of Carvana’s controversial 14-story car vending tower in Skokie, approved just three months ago by the Village Board of Trustees despite widespread community opposition, is now on hold due to the temporary suspension of Carvana’s dealer’s license in Illinois.

Luna and friends.

for kids

A Walk Around the Block Can Be a Grand Adventure

When I was 11, my grandmother and I flew halfway around the world to visit my aunt and uncle, who were teaching in the coastal city of Izmir, Turkey.


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