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Little boy touches stingray.

Do Stingrays Like Being Touched?

Roughly 400,000 visitors each year stop by Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Touch exhibit, where they can and feel the animals’ unique texture.

Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'

'The Great British Baking Show' Scones

They may be simple, but they're often made badly: too dry or gummy. Instead try this basic recipe from the pros at The Great British Baking Show.

Ruff and a carrot-earing hamster.

Hamster Run

Uh oh. These hamsters can’t reach their carrots. Help Ruff Ruffman build a way for these hamsters to get their food. It's time to play Hamster Run!

Victoria.

A Royal Love Affair

Win the ultimate Victoria binge night package! A lucky winner receives both seasons of the regal show, books, and more. Enter by February 26.


News

In ‘The Wolves,’ the Tensions Beneath a Fierce Team Spirit

Chicago Tonight

Talk about timing: The Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s tour de force mix of verbal and physical athletics and teen angst comes as the U.S. women’s ice hockey team wins the 2018 Olympic gold medal.

CPS Watchdog: ‘Pervasive Problem’ with Enrollment at Some District Schools

Chicago Tonight

A new report from the CPS inspector general uncovers loopholes and opaque rules that led to thousands of improper admissions made at district elementary schools during the 2016-17 school year.

Rare Mummy Portraits Offer Peek into the Past at Block Museum

Chicago Tonight

Portraits of mummies greet visitors at a new exhibition where art, science and history intersect. 

Madigan Under Fire for Handling of Harassment Claims

Chicago Tonight

Should House Speaker Michael Madigan step aside? The latest on the fallout from allegations of sexual harassment in his political offices.

Illinois Democrats Pushing for State Licensing for Gun Stores

Chicago Tonight

As President Donald Trump indicates his desire to work on gun safety measures, Democrats in Springfield are aiming to tighten controls on gun dealers.


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

Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies

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The Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous Christian evangelist who was friend and priest to presidents, died today at the age of 99.

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'

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It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.

The Rivalry Fueling Middle Eastern Conflict

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The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touch

From the Archive: Mister Rogers

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In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap

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Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.


Food & Dining

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.

The World of Food: Holiday Beverages

World of Food

As you have surely heard, it’s Christmastime! And like millions of happy celebrants all over the globe, you are likely making the rounds of holiday parties and indulging freely in a wide variety of rich foods and lavishly decorated sweets.

Estrella Negra

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A family owned business, Estrella Negra offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes paired with a few surprises. Salsas are made fresh in house.

Uru Swati

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Uru Swati offers a menu of flavorful, vegetarian Indian dishes in one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Chicago.

Frontier

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Frontier offers a unique dining experience in a rustic tavern atmosphere.


Events

Screening & Discussion: Urban Nature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. The One Earth Festival will screen several episodes of WTTW’s 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Free Screening: A Raisin in the Sun

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In partnership with the Goodman Theatre, WTTW presents a free screening and discussion of the 1961 film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, and Ruby Dee. Please RSVP for the FREE event.


Kids

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.