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Beyond Chicago From the Air

Did you ever wish you could soar and swoop high above the dazzling fall foliage, rippling sand dunes, snow-covered landscapes, lakes and rivers, imposing skyscrapers, and spectacular state parks? WTTW host/writer Geoffrey Baer takes to the skies again to travel Beyond Chicago from the Air, narrating along with exhilarating drone photography that traverses the Chicago region, Illinois and parts of Indiana and Missouri.


The Chicago Grid System

In anticipation of the premiere of BEYOND CHICAGO FROM THE AIR, get to know the Chicago grid system from the first special!

Chicago's Grid.


Beyond Chicago from the Air - Preview

How did Chicago become one of America’s boldest and most dynamic cities with its location way out in the middle of the country?

Geoffrey Baer


Official Teaser: All Creatures Great and Small

Your favorite Yorkshire Dales residents return for another heartwarming season based on the life and novels of James Herriot.

All Creatures Great and Small

For parents

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions for Kids

Parents often lose themselves amid the chaos of preparing for the holidays.

Father and daughter outdoors
Snow on cars on a Chicago street


Watch Where You Park Tuesday Night: Snow Route Parking Ban Set to Start

Every year, the start of the snow route ban catches hundreds of drivers unaware, forcing them to travel to the city’s auto pound — and pay at least $235 — to retrieve their cars, officials said.

Rogers Avenue on Chicago's North Side from the air

Geoffrey Baer

An Exploration of Native American History in Chicago

Discover places around Chicago that contain vestiges of Native American history in the region before the arrival of Europeans and show how contemporary Native Americans continue to shape the city.

Geoffrey Baer taking a selfie in front of Chicago's skyline. Photo: Ken Carl/WTTW


See Chicago from the Air

Seeing the city from above provides a brand-new perspective, enabling us to discover new things alongside Geoffrey Baer.

A homeless tent encampment in Chicago


Advocates Concerned About City’s Homeless Population Amid Emergency Bed Shortage

The city of Chicago has been partnering with Hotel Julian downtown, paying for 175 rooms to house those experiencing homelessness amid the pandemic. Alderpeople recently extended this partnership into February. But is it enough?

5-Ingredients Orange Cashew Butter Cookies

For parents

Make Orange Cashew Butter Cookies!

"The last couple days I’ve been recipe testing a new flourless cookie recipe made with cashew butter, orange oil (not to be mistaken for orange extract), and a little bit of ginger powder.  It makes common cookies like chocolate chip and peanut seem a little mundane."

Geoffrey Baer


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Beyond Chicago from the Air offers WTTW viewers another high-flying tour of the Chicago's region. You can help WTTW tell more of the local and regional stories you love by becoming a sustaining member right now. Your financial support ensures that Geoffrey Baer's celebration of the people, places, and events in Chicago and around Illinois will continue.

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