On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration—and as a federal government shutdown commenced—an estimated 300,000 people in Chicago gathered to express their dissatisfaction with his leadership as part of the Chicago Women’s March to the Polls.
In a five-page filing Friday afternoon, U.S. Attorney John Childress says a “sentence of death is justified” against Brendt Christiansen if he is convicted in the death of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang.
Nearly 230 Chicago Public Schools are underutilized, according to new district data. That’s nearly equal to the number of schools the district says are operating efficiently.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told representatives of a children’s health group last week that he wants to eliminate lead from drinking water within 10 years, but he has yet to offer a strategy to meet the goal.
Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More
The essential play A Raisin in the Sun is based on its playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own experience as a child moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood, a situation that produced a Supreme Courrt case. Revisit the story here.
On the 40th anniversary of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review tonight, its host and one of its creators Joel Weisman steps down. Joel recalls memorable incidents and more.
On Martin Luther King Jr.
Food & Dining
Friday, February 9, 2018
You’re invited to wine and dine with us as three top chefs prepare delicious dishes in WTTW’s Grainger studio. Award-winning chef/owner of Chicago’s Monteverde, Sarah Grueneberg entertains as host for an evening filled with live cooking demonstrations, tastings, and more!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, presents a FREE screening and discussion of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.
Science fans Sean and Sydney befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7.