Science & Nature

This Week in Nature: Protective Peregrine Parents Are Chicago’s Latest Wildlife Sensations

Another week, another wildlife sensation. This time it’s a pair of... Read More


As Plan for New Stadium in Arlington Heights Stalls, Bears Start Considering New Options

Building a stadium on the former Arlington Heights racetrack “is no longer... Read More

Geoffrey Baer on the Chicago River

Coming up

River Tour with Geoffrey Baer

Geoffrey returns to his roots for an in-depth exploration of all three branches of the river, including the less well-known stretches extending south to the Sanitary and Ship Canal and winding north through the Botanic Garden and Skokie Lagoons. Along the way, Geoffrey shares dramatic stories of the river's history, including how Chicago reversed the river's flow in one of America's most ambitious and controversial engineering projects ever.


WTTW's 2023 Pride Month Programming

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month.

Little Richard


Nature - Pandas: Born to be Wild

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. 



What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour, a second season of another thriller, and a new detective show.


For parents

12 Creative Ways to Enjoy Reading This Summer

"As a kid, I’d lug a tote of books to the treehouse and sprawl out for hours, meeting new people and visiting exciting places without ever leaving my backyard."

Outdoor reading.
A garbage truck in an alley

Crime & Law

Rude Awakening: Tracking Illegal, Early Morning Trash Pickups

WTTW News saw private garbage hauler Groot making four separate pickups before 7 a.m. last week. It’s not just a nuisance — it’s illegal. Under Chicago’s noise ordinance, trash haulers are banned from work between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.


What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour provides drama and mystery, while Frontline and Independent Lens offer looks at American issues, and The Great American Recipe returns.

Little Richard in 1958, smiling with his arms up


WTTW's 2023 Pride Programming

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month. We have documentaries and shows to help you celebrate.

People walking down the street backlit by the sun


US Has Been Falling Behind on Life Expectancy for Decades, Study Shows

By 2019, the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and the highest-performing nation had grown to more than six years. The COVID-19 pandemic widened that gap even more.

Little girl eating watermelon.

For parents

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit (And Love It!)

If you think your kids aren’t eating enough fruit, you may be right. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of children eat less than the recommended daily amount.

Couple looking at mobile device.


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