Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on workers' comp system

Changes Coming to Embattled Workers’ Comp System

It’s a program that costs the city more than $100 million a year, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that under Alderman Ed Burke, it was “ripe for corruption.”

A critically endangered Diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) at Lemuria Land in Madagascar. Photo: © 2016 Joel Sartore Photography Inc.

A Modern-Day Noah With a Camera

June 15 is Nature Photography Day, the perfect time to discover the National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's Photo Ark project, which aims to photograph every animal species in human care.

Eduardo Arocho in Humboldt Park. Photo: Kaitlynn Scannell

Planting a Flag for Puerto Ricans in Chicago

The Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago takes place this weekend in Humboldt Park. Learn how one community leader is trying to provide stability for the Puerto Rican community there. 

Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” (Credit: Matt Beard)

Marvel at Cirque do Soleil

Cirque do Soleil’s Volta blends extreme sports and acrobatics with eye-catching costumes and visual spectacle. Acts include BMX riders, aerial artists, and shape divers. Plus, for the first time it includes a performer with local roots.

Help Kids Navigate Scary News Stories

You may not be able to “news proof” your home when scary things happen in the world, but you can help your kids navigate what they hear. Here are a few suggestions that help.

CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures Package.

Heartstopping Helicopter Holiday

Enter the 2019 WTTW Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes by June 21 for your chance to win the Spring Early Bird Prize: A CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures Package in the Columbia Mountains. Take in the views of a lifetime.

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