Crime & Law

Man Charged in Fatal Chatham Shooting Following Fight

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Crime & Law

Lawyer: Case Against Smollett Based on Testimony of ‘Liars’

Attorney Nenye Uche said in his closing argument that during testimony last... Read More

The Great Chicago Fire

Tonight

The Great Chicago Fire: A Chicago Stories Special

WTTW tells the dramatic story of a defining and prescient moment in Chicago history - the Great Fire of 1871 - when Chicagoans faced destruction, rebuilt, and prepared the city for a thriving future. The story unfolds through the eyes of people who lived through the fire, including Chicago Tribune publisher William Bross, Mayor Roswell B. Mason, a heroic Board of Trade custodian (and former slave) Joseph Hudlin, and a successful businesswoman named Catherine O'Leary.

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Muhammad Ali Drawing Winner!

Congratulations to Jeffery R. of Chicago, the winner of the boxing glove autographed by Muhammad Ali! Thanks to all of our members and drawing participants!

Muhammad Ali

Black Voices

Fashion Fair Cosmetics Receives Makeover, Returns to Stores

Many Black women may be familiar with the cosmetics brand Fashion Fair — founded in 1973 by Eunice Johnson.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics

playlist

What to Watch in December

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Mary Berry's holiday special, the nurses of Call the Midwife, plus a documentary focusing on Chicago.

Mary Berry

For parents

10 Experiences to Give This Holiday Season

In the Alma's Way episode Alma’s Nochebuena, Alma and Junior love their Christmas Eve tradition of making ornaments together.

Child cutting paper
The facades of houses in Chicago.

Politics

City Investing $1 Billion in Affordable Housing Projects

“We envision a city where every resident, no matter age, income, identity, ability, have the opportunities and the resources to lead comfortable lives in the communities they call home,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.

Cahokia Mounds. Photo: Colin Hinkle/WTTW

History

Explore the Lost City of Cahokia

At its peak between roughly 1050 and 1150, Cahokia, near present-day Saint Louis, was larger than London in the same period.

Newsletter

Dive into Your Favorite Dramas and Mysteries

Baptiste, Grantchester, Call the Midwife, and more: make sure to keep up on your drama and mystery updates with our new e-newsletter.

Josefina Rengifo working at a sewing machine.

Arts & Entertainment

DuPage County Organization Seeks to Uplift Refugee Women

Every year thousands of refugees seek asylum in the United States. Re:new is helping refugee women get back on their feet by teaching them how to become designers.

Family with little Christmas tree.

For parents

Helping Kids Focus on What Matters During the Holidays

In Alma’s Way, Alma notices that her younger brother Junior hasn’t opened the toy cars she gave him for Christmas. She feels terrible thinking he didn’t like her gift, so she sets out to find a “do-over gift” for him. But she gets so caught up in her mission that she skips playtime with Junior, which hurts his feelings. She eventually finds out that her brother was saving the cars so they could play with them together.

The Great Chicago Fire

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The Great Chicago Fire: A Chicago Stories Special

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