Lightfoot Drops Proposal for $42.7M Election-Year Property Tax Hike After Hitting Brick Wall of Opposition

Mayor Lori Lightfoot did not explain Thursday how she would propose to... Read More

Crime & Law

Woman Killed in Little Village Crash With Alleged Carjackers: Police

Charges are pending against multiple suspects, according to Chicago police,... Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mural

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Chicago Stories: Our Soldiers, Our Lady Of Guadalupe

This is the story of pride and heartbreak in a close-knit south side community. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Chicago's first and oldest Mexican-American parish, lost 12 young men in the Vietnam War during a brutal five-year period. These young men came from a proud military heritage, and some felt they owed a debt of gratitude to America. But, as the war dragged on and antiwar protests escalated, some in this patriotic community began to question why Mexican-Americans bore a disproportionate brunt of an unpopular war.


What to Watch in October

A new series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shares space with a new Rick Steves series.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at a barbershop in 'Making Black America: Through the Grapevine.' Photo: McGee Media/ PBS

Latino Voices

Chicago Organizations Mobilize after Hurricane

Local organizations and officials are coming together to support people in Puerto Rico.

Palm trees in hurricane.


10 Chicago Food Events to Welcome Autumn this October

Autumn is here. Celebrate with festivals featuring apples, beer, cider, wine, and more!

Shopping for apples.

For parents

Managing Emotions as Parents

One of the hardest things about being a parent is always having to be the grown-up in the relationship.

Meditating mom.
Donated clothes sitting on tables


Migrants Bused From Texas Arriving Without Basic Necessities, Local Aid Organizations Say

Chicago officials say 81 more migrants arrived in town on a bus from Texas during the day Wednesday. City officials say more than 1,500 total migrants have arrived in recent weeks from Texas with more expected Wednesday evening.

Northeastern Illinois University's El Centro, designed by JGMA


10 Latino Architects Whose Work Can Be Found Around Chicago

In a year where two icons of Chicago's Latino community became official landmarks, explore other works by architects of Latin American descent that can be found in and around Chicago.

Ebony Scott of the Family Independence Initiative in her FIRSTHAND Talk. Photo: Ken Carl/WTTW


Five Ideas That Can Change the Conversation About Poverty

As part of WTTW's FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, five experts offer their take on issues related to poverty. Here are some takeaways.

Inside a cannabis cultivation facility


The Illinois Marijuana Industry Was Supposed to Bring Equity. Advocates Say Those Promises Are Falling Short

Illinois was supposed to be the national model when government leaders pledged they’d use the 2020 legalization of marijuana to right the wrongs of the war on drugs that disproportionately harmed Black and Latino communities. Nearly three years later, those poised to benefit say they’re still stymied.

"How Many Seeds are in a Pumpkin?" book cover

for kids

13 Children’s Books for Celebrating Fall

Cooler weather, pumpkins, colorful leaves everywhere. A new season has arrived, and it’s my favorite! When fall comes around, my kids and I like to play in piles of leaves, go to the pumpkin patch, and get ready for a new school year. As we say goodbye to summer, let’s share the wonders of autumn with these 13 fall-themed children’s books.

Big Green Egg Grill

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Fall Early Bird Prize: Big Green Egg Grill Package

The Large Big Green Egg is more than just a grill. It’s a complete outdoor cooking system. It has the capacity to smoke a 20-pound turkey or roast six chickens and the versatility to perfectly cook appetizers, entrees, pizza, desserts, and more. Easy to start, use, and clean, and covered by a lifetime warranty, the Big Green Egg will be your favorite culinary companion for years to come. Enter by October 10 to win!

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