Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Lightfoot Outlines Memorial Day Weekend Safety Plan

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had her first extensive public schedule Thursday, hitting stops all over the city and bringing together all of the big agency heads to prepare to combat violence over the Memorial Day weekend.

Emily Graslie on Chicago Tonight on April 10, 2018

Emily Graslie Is Making a Show With Us!

Emily Graslie, the Field Museum's Chief Curiosity Correspondent, is making a show with us exploring the fossils and incredible geology of the Northern Plains region where she grew up.

The Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan

It's Time to Plan a Vacation

Find twenty of the best vacation destinations within driving distance of Chicago – whether you seek stunning hiking trails, wild water parks, tranquil beaches, or just a quick escape from the city. 

Jay Shefsky and Dorothy Olson Pauletti.

102-Year-Old Pianist Honored at Palmer House Empire Room

Pauletti was a working pianist in Chicago for more than 75 years. As a solo act, she played and sang in restaurants, nightclubs and hotels throughout the area.

A little girl "feeding" a stuffed animal.

When Your Family Includes an Imaginary Friend

If your family includes an imaginary friend, you are in good company — in more way than one. Nearly half of young children in the U.S. have an imaginary companion, and many children in other countries do, too.

Man and woman smiling at each other

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