Anger, Frustration Boil Over at Hearing on Migrant Crisis as Breach Deepens Between City, State

Ald. Pat Dowell called on Mayor Brandon Johnson to center the need of Black... Read More

Crime & Law

Probe into Allegations of Sexual Misconduct by Chicago Police Officers at Police Stations Home to Migrants Closed

There is no evidence that any Chicago police officer had sexual contact with... Read More

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Coming up

America's Test Kitchen: French Pastries

Test cook Lan Lam and host Bridget Lancaster make Breton Kouign Amann. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for bannetons. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes host Julia Collin Davison Madeleines.


What to Watch in October

Chicago Stories continues with documentaries on Pullman, Jane Addams, Richard J. Daley, and candy, while Ken Burns tells the story of the American Buffalo.

Mayor Richard J. Daley overlooking the Chicago skyline, with Marina City in the background. Credit: Richard J. Daley collection, University of Illinois Chicago Library


Take Our September News Quiz

How much Chicago news do you know? Take our monthly news quiz. 

Chicago skyline. Credit: Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News


Chicago Stories: Season 3 Preview

The only weekly documentary program dedicated to uncovering the sweeping history, rich diversity, and breadth of human experience that shaped this great American city.

Jane Addams and colleagues

For Parents

Make a Pumpkin Smoothie

Making this pumpkin smoothie is one way for your child to turn pumpkin guts into a tasty treat!

Child drinking pumpkin smoothie.
A graphic reading Water Cribs of Chicago with an illustration of a Lake Michigan water crib

WTTW News Explains

WTTW News Explains: How Do Chicago’s Lake Michigan Water Cribs Work?

Meet Ellis Chesbrough, Chicago’s first city engineer and designer of the water delivery system we still use today. WTTW News Explains how water cribs work out on Lake Michigan.

The Chicago skyline featuring the John Hancock prominently


Take Our September News Quiz

Do you keep up with the news in and around Chicago? Take our September 2023 news quiz to test your knowledge of the headlines this month. 

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Chicago Stories

A Q&A with the Producers of One of Our New Chicago Stories Documentaries

A new season of WTTW's Chicago Stories includes a documentary on the reversal of the Chicago River. We spoke to the producers of the film about what new things there are to learn, and why it's relevant. 

Arts & Entertainment

5 Things to Do This Weekend: Long List of Citywide Arts Events, Massive Jack-O’-Lanterns

Art walks, a charity run, and a 12-foot puppet usher in the weekend. Here are five things to do in and around Chicago.

Family cooking together.

For parents

What Are Your Favorite Family Traditions?

Honoring family traditions is important to kids and grown-ups across backgrounds and cultures. Sharing special traditions can strengthen family bonds and create a sense of belonging to children and grown-ups. Traditions can help us connect with cultural or religious roots. They are often shared and passed on to others — sometimes through generations.

2024 Subaru Forester in the forest.

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Grand Prize: 2024 Subaru Forester

The 2024 Subaru Forester delivers all-weather confidence, the ultimate in driving comfort, and seamless, intuitive technology. It’s also the only small SUV to receive the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for 16 straight years. The Forester is the SUV for all you love — and for wherever life takes you.

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