Arts & Entertainment

Lightfoot to Allow Some Summer Festivals to Take Place — But Not Air and Water Show

As the COVID-19 pandemic eases, a plan takes shape for a number of Chicago... Read More

Education

Parent Group Makes List of Recommendations for Next CPS CEO

As Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson prepares to walk away from the... Read More

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Human: The World Within - Birth

Go on a journey with parents who are preparing for babies to see how our bodies create and sustain new life. Through their stories, we learn about what is fundamentally shared and absolutely unique about the experience of birth.

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Spotlighting Asian American Bakers

Pastries from Michelin-starred chefs sit jewel-like next to buns from decades-old stalwarts of the community.

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Ida B. Wells' Lessons for Today

Ida B. Wells is having a moment.

IdaIda B. Wells. Photo: Courtesy University of Chicago Photographic Archive

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Frontline: The Virus That Shook The World

The epic story of how people around the world lived through the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

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For parents

5 Ways to Build Your Preschooler’s Confidence

Donkey Hodie celebrates the playful silliness of early childhood while building self-confidence.

Donkey Hodie
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Crime & Law

Group Works to ‘Redefine the Narrative’ and Reduce Number of Women in Prison

At the end of 2020, about 1,400 women were in the Illinois prison system, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. One group is aiming to cut that number in half.

The Sikh gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois. Photo: Courtesy Sikh Religious Society

Culture

A Brief Introduction to Sikhism

Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, yet many Americans know little about it, and Sikhs have frequently found themselves the target of hate crimes.

A commuter waits on the train on the 18th Street Pink Line platform. Photo by Kaitlynn Scannell

Chicago

Tour Pilsen's Celebrated Public Art

Explore the murals of Pilsen, a neighborhood that is home to the National Museum of Mexican Art as well as much of Chicago's Mexican community.

Audience members enter Symphony Center on opening night of Verdi’s “Aida” on June 21, 2019. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg)

Arts & Entertainment

CSO to Welcome Back a Limited Live Audience

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has just announced that beginning May 27, and running through June 13, the CSO will perform its first concerts for a live audience since March 2020.

Three girls with arms around each other.

For parents

Being a Good Neighbor: Talking About Race With Kids

Many white parents like myself grew up in “colorblind” families, which has left us wondering: If we were taught not to see race, how do we talk to our own kids about racism? 

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