Crime & Law

‘Absolute Carnage’: Opening Statements, Testimony Begin in Murder Trial of Officer Ella French’s Alleged Killer

A sea of Chicago police officers and officials filled Judge Ursula Walowski’... Read More


CTA President Pledges to Restore Service to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Faces Frustration at City Council Hearing

CTA President Dorval Carter said the transit agency plans to restore reduced... Read More

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8 Days: to the Moon and Back

Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.  


Chefs Honor Rescued Recipes from Holocaust Survivors

This walnut cream cake was a childhood favorite of Steven Fenves, whose family ledger of recipes is in the culinary archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Walnut cream cake

Firsthand: Homeless


For more than 30 years, Yolanda has lived in and around Chicago’s Lathrop Homes, but an eviction landed her on the street.


Firsthand: Homeless

Without a Home in Chicago

Before arriving in Chicago, Keilis had crossed the border from Mexico into Texas around Piedras Negras. Keilis and her two daughters were able to get connected with a shelter where they can stay.


For parents

Teaching Your Child About Black History

By kindergarten, most children have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are taught that he was an advocate for peace and equality.

Man reading with grandchild.
State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, speaks at an event announcing the planned opening of a birth center on the South Side of Chicago Monday. (Credit:


New Birth Center to Open on South Side as Pritzker Touts Proposed Maternal Health Spending

The nonprofit Chicago South Side Birth Center will mark the city’s second active midwife-led birth center, but the first for the South Side.

Kevin Pang and his father gleefully smash cucumbers in a kitchen


How a Father and Son Bonded Through Food and Wrote a Chinese Cookbook Together

Wilmette resident Kevin Pang and his father Jeffrey used to interact mainly via small talk or arguments. Now they have grown closer via food, hosting a YouTube series and writing A Very Chinese Cookbook together under the aegis of America's Test Kitchen.

Sharday Hamilton stands on a stage and smiles


Finding a Way Home

Sharday Hamilton, a Youth Board Fellow of the National Runaway Safeline, shares how the network of community and public services failed her as a homeless teen mother.

A bald eagle is pictured in a file photo. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Science & Nature

Second Pair of Bald Eagle Mates on the Nest in Will County. How Big Will the Eaglet Boom Be?

The Forest Preserve District of Will County confirmed a second pair of eagles are incubating eggs in a newly-built, enormous nest.

Father and daughter making art.

For parents

How Black Art Can Spark Conversations With Children

Get inspired and learn about Black history through the work of artists and illustrators. The arts in general, and Black art in particular, can help children resist race-based negativity, giving them the strength, confidence and self-assurance that will help protect them from racial injustices for years to come.

Geoffrey Baer


The River Tour is Coming!

Geoffrey Baer loves sharing the best of this beautiful city, and there’s few better ways to see it than the Chicago River. Join Geoffrey live on Wednesday, March the 6th for The Chicago River Tour to catch his classic view of Chicago! Public television requires the support of the public, so please join us and do your part to ensure WTTW continues on strong. 

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