Crime & Law

Chicago Cop and Teen Wounded, Suspect Killed in Shootout

A suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly... Read More

Crime & Law

Smollett Says He Was Maliciously Prosecuted in Counterclaim Against City

Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett has filed a federal counterclaim... Read More

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Nature: Bears

Follow the adventures of bears across the globe, from grizzlies to pandas to sloth bears, as they draw on their brains, brawn and unique adaptations to survive. Find out what it really takes to be a bear in today's ever-changing world.

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Chicago Gun Violence Discussion

Join WTTW for a meaningful and important discussion about gun violence in Chicago, and possible solutions.

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FIRSTHAND

Chicago Gun Violence: Where Are We Now?

Advocates believe the city is primed for a more effective approach to shootings. Now, they are waiting to see whether the new administration will deliver.

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The Chicago Area Publishing Company That Discovers Overlooked Talent

Agate Publishing is an unexpected gem in an unlikely place.

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Character Corner

Do you know your favorite Muppet’s birthday? What their hobbies are? Learn more about the fuzzy Sesame Street characters here!

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Chicago housing

Politics

Housing Department Launches Affordability Task Force

For the first time in over a decade, Chicago has a stand-alone Department of Housing dedicated to providing affordable options for city residents. How that department plans to increase affordable housing and fight segregation. 

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Kids

A New PBS Kids Show Featuring Historical Heroes

In Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, the main characters meet historical heroes.  “We all have these qualities that these historical figures had," says the illustrator behind the series.

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria

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Masterpieces Await You

If all the buzz over a new season of The Crown on Netflix has you wanting more royal drama, you can stream all three seasons of Victoria if you're a Passport member. Learn more. 

Black Dance Legacy Project

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago Dance Companies Unite for Black Dance Legacy Project

Eight of the city’s most prominent dance companies are coming together for a one-night-only concert this week with a single mission: to celebrate the legacy of black dance in Chicago.

Carrot and Zucchini Fries.

For parents

Exploring Veggies with Kids

"Zucchini and carrot “fries” are my quiet specialty. They make a great snack or side to burgers and sandwiches. Instead of fries/chips or a side salad, why not try the best vegetables you’ve ever tasted?"

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Catch up with the Crawleys

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