Women's Rights are Human Rights

10 Things to Do This Weekend

Mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Chicago at the March to the Polls, designed to empower female voters.

Chef David Park.

David Park Wants To Cook For You!

Come watch, eat, drink, and mingle at our new show! You’re invited to wine and dine with us and three top Chicago chefs.

Butterfly on little girl's hand.

Treating Others With Compassion

For a four-year-old, compassion might look like giving a hug, making a card, or saying something kind to help a sad friend or family member.

Sherlock and Watson.

Vote in the 2017 Viewer’s Choice Bowl

You pick the winner in the WTTW Viewer’s Choice Bowl! Each week, vote for your favorite program and be entered to win a WTTW goodie bag!


Chicago Women’s March to the Polls Draws Estimated Crowd of 300K

Chicago Tonight

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.

Feds Seeking Death Penalty Against Man Accused in U. of I. Student Death

Chicago Tonight

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.

CPS Releases Space Utilization Data After Yearlong Gap

Chicago Tonight

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.

The Week in Review: Celebrating Joel Weisman

Chicago Tonight

A special hourlong presentation celebrates Joel Weisman’s 40th anniversary as host – and his final appearance at the helm of the show he helped create. “For four decades, Fridays have always been my favorite day of the week,” he says.

EPA’s Pruitt Wants Lead-Free Drinking Water, But Offers No Plan

Chicago Tonight

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

Lorraine Hansberry and the House That Inspired 'A Raisin in the Sun'


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.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic


Understanding the Opioid Epidemic explores the roots of the crisis and stories of people affected. Get even more background from Frontline, through one of their investigative films and various articles examining the opioid crisis.

'Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review' Celebrates 40 Years with Joel Weisman


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.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 1 Recap


Queen Victoria is back, and she's ready to rule again even though everyone around her – especially the men – want her to stay with her newborn child.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: Japan

World of Food

“At its best, Japanese cooking is inextricably meshed with aesthetics, with religion, with tradition and history.

Oak + Char

Check, Please!

A wide variety of ethnic influences can be found on the modern Midwestern menu at Oak + Char. Dine in a comfortable atmosphere with exceptional service and seasonally fresh dishes. 

La Palapa

Check, Please!

La Palapa will transport you to a seaside in Mexico with its menu of incredible Mexican seafood dishes and lively atmosphere.

Bar Pastoral

Check, Please!

Bar Pastoral is an authentic, intimate, and relaxed neighborhood bistro which celebrates the finest producers from around the block and around the world.

Osteria Langhe

Check, Please!

Osteria Langhe serves food and wine from the Piemonte region of Northern Italy. This includes ingredients like truffles and cream.

Cellar Door Provisions

Check, Please!

Whether you’re looking for breakfast, pastries, lunch, or a pre-fixe BYOB dinner, Cellar Door Provisions is the place to be.


Dishalicious: Asian

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!

Free Screening & Discussion — Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

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.


Ready Jet Go!

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.