Leaves on street

Where Does Chicago’s Yard Waste Go?

Autumn seems to have finally arrived and with it falling leaves. A 1990 state law made it illegal to mix lawn waste with household garbage leaving many confused.

Jane Goodall hugging a chimpanzee. Photo: Tigress Productions

Humans and Their Bonds with Animals

The humans who rehabilitate orphaned wild animals can develop parental bonds with their charges. Learn about some of those intimate bonds here.

Create a Not-So-Scary Boo Book

Halloween is almost here, so it’s a good time to talk about scary things. Help your kids develop coping strategies to overcome their fear by creating a book.

Cup of PT's Coffee

15% Off Specialty Coffee

Producer’s Circle Members are treated to 15% off your coffee purchase at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. After 20 years they are still committed to finding the best coffees.


NLCS Game 4: Cubs Try to Avoid Being Swept by Dodgers

Chicago Tonight

The 2016 World Champions face elimination in Game 4 of the 2017 National League Championship Series. 

Virtual Reality Submarine to Set Sail at Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Tonight

A new experience is coming this fall to Lincoln Park Zoo which will allow visitors “dive” into the ocean and explore landscapes and wildlife at the North and South Poles or in deep ocean waters. 

Northwestern Opens Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause

Chicago Tonight

A first-of-its-kind center brings together physicians, advanced practice nurses, certified sex therapists and pelvic floor therapists to address two often unmet areas of women’s health care.

10 Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 19-22

Chicago Tonight

A Halloween parade, a craft beer crawl, horror movies, fancy footwork and spooky tours usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

CPD Seeking Robbery Suspect After Victim Regains Ability to Speak

Chicago Tonight

A 70-year-old man was found unresponsive at a CTA Red Line station and was unable to tell police what had happened for more than two months.

Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

Meet Some Humans Who Develop Intimate Bonds with Animals


Nature's program Animal Reunions examines the bonds that can form between animals and human caregivers, reuniting orphaned or rescued animals with the people who rehabilitated them.

'Poldark,' Old and New


The Poldark airing now isn't the first adaptation of Winston Graham's historical novels.

'Poldark' Recap: A Clever Ruse


The Poldark family grows bigger but they're eager to help the starving villagers during this Christmas season – even better if it angers George.

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Toad in the Hole


The Durrells are back, and they have a fierce new landlord. Louisa attempts to make money at market but attracts only another Brit interested more in her than her wares.

The Aspirations of Chicago Ideas Week


Chicago Ideas Week wants "to help people process all the tumult in this country by positing questions, giving them ideas, and getting them thinking" by presenting innovative thinkers in conversatio

Food & Dining

Cat’s Corner: A Q & A with Forbidden Root’s Alchemist and Rootmaster

World of Food

Hello all and welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about the new season of Check, Please! In the season premiere, we visit Forbidden Root in West Town, a brewpub that opened in 2016.

The Portage

Check, Please!

The Portage is a relaxed and comfortable neighborhood restaurant that will surprise you. The menu includes a variety of contemporary and classic options that are kicked up a notch with unique


Check, Please!

Salero is an upscale yet casual dining spot serving the flavors of Spain.They serve a seasonal menu with an extensive beverage program.

The World of Food: Popcorn

World of Food

It’s an inexpensive snack food! It’s low-fat, cholesterol-free, protein-rich, and high in fiber! It’s also used in wearable fashion and home décor! What is it?

Taqueria La Lagartija

Check, Please!

Taqueria La Lagartija serves “real-deal” tacos with fresh ingredients in a casual, upbeat environment. Everything is made to order.

Gio’s Café

Check, Please!

Gio’s Café will surprise you.


Free Screening & Discussion: Gadget Girls

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion Gadget Girls.

Meet Nature Cat at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This fun, family event will feature an exciting mix of short, theatrical films accompanied by a full length Nature Cat screening!  Stick around after to meet Nature Cat himself and participate in a Q&A with the series’ creators!


Nature Cat

On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby’s...