Arts & Entertainment

What Are Some of Chicago’s Hidden Secrets? A New Book Lists 500 of Them

In her new book, Lauren Viera compiles a list of places to eat, buy food,... Read More


Land Set to Become Base Camp Safe for Migrants After Removal of Polluted Soil, Addition of Stone Barrier, City Says

Construction began earlier this week in Brighton Park on the massive tents... Read More

European Christmas characters

Coming up

Rick Steves European Christmas

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. In the special, he visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season. The show offers a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe where viewers will learn about customs from 'the old countries,' hear local choirs, and discover holiday family traditions.


What to Watch in December

Holiday specials from Mary Berry and The Tabernacle Choir, more beautiful places with Geoffrey Baer, Lucy Worsley on Agatha Christie, and more highlights help you enjoy the end of the year.

Geoffrey Baer

Latino Voices

It Could Be Any One of Us

Winter in Chicago can be brutal, and it can be even worse for those experiencing homelessness. A Latino Muslim organization is coming together to help those in need on the city’s Southwest Side.

Raul Gonalez, Ojala Foundation.

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“Nobody in the United States has ever bought a fruitcake for himself.” – Calvin Trillin


For parents

Games to Play Together as a Family

Here are our favorite games for children - or the whole family! - to play together.

Parents playing game with toddler
Henry Kissinger on “Chicago Tonight” with John Callaway on April 21, 1994


Watch Henry Kissinger’s Appearances on ‘Chicago Tonight’ Where He Discusses US Foreign Policy Through the Decades

Over the years, Henry Kissinger joined John Callaway and Phil Ponce on “Chicago Tonight” three times where he discussed foreign policy news of the time.

Rick Steves sits in a field of wildflowers with a beer


Rick Steves Wants Americans to “Get to Know the Other 96% of Humanity”

The travel guru Rick Steves believes that travel can change lives and improve the world by broadening perspectives. "I'm sort of into cultural shock," he said. "I think it's a constructive thing." 

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor in the Justices' Conference Room, 1993. Photo: Ken Heinen, Collection of the Supreme Court


Sandra Day O'Connor: The First

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female justice appointed to the Supreme Court, has died. Revisit a recent American Experience on her groundbreaking life and career.

Graceland Cemetery’s new entry plaza is designed to lure people into the 120-acre green space. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

Science & Nature

Graceland Cemetery Debuts Visitor-Friendly Entryway Designed to Breathe New Life Into This Historic Treasure

Graceland Cemetery has debuted a new entryway designed to draw people in rather than keep people out, embracing its status as one of Chicago’s great green spaces.

Homemade Woodland Creature Ornaments

For parents

Make Woodland Creature Ornaments

Crafts for Kids: Make adorable DIY Woodland Creature Ornaments; a fun craft and gift idea for a wide range of ages! You can play with your creatures or hang them up on the tree to bring some Christmas cheer!

Geoffrey Baer


Most Beautiful Places Chicago 2 is coming!

Geoffrey Baer is back with a second helping of the celebrated landmarks and hidden gems that make Chicago a world-class city. Join Geoffrey live on Monday, December 4 for The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2. Tune in, and you’ll get a chance to attend an exclusive Geoffrey Baer event, as well as some great Most Beautiful gifts! Public television requires the support of the public, so please join us Monday night and do your part to ensure WTTW stays strong.

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