Johnson, Vallas Both Talk a Green Game. Here’s a Look at the Candidates’ Environmental Plans

Much of the focus has been on the mayoral candidates’ public safety plans,... Read More

Arts & Entertainment

As Golden Gloves Tournament Turns 100, ‘70s-Era Boxing Champs Look Back at Knockout Careers

This year, Tim Adams and Frank Smith will be inducted into the Chicago... Read More

Ida B. Wells


Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special

There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragist. WTTW brings you a new CHICAGO STORIES special that tells her story as never before.


Sanditon Recap: Season 3 Episode 2

Alexander fetches his brother to Sanditon in the hopes that he can be of use, while Georgiana faces the prospect of having her inheritance taken from her.


Latino Voices

Shop Alongside Alebrijes at North Riverside Park Mall

If you weren’t able to make it out to Cantigny Park last summer to see the “Creatures of a Dream World” exhibition of alebrijes, good news!



Explore Chicago's Beauty

Chicago is a city full of beauty. Join WTTW on an adventure to explore The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago.

Beautiful creature.

For parents

Make a Guitar Out of Cardboard

Encourage your child to express themselves through music and art by making a guitar out of simple materials around your house.

Cardboard Guitar
Images of Azreya Lomeli, Reyna Cristina Ical Seb, Rosa Chacon

Crime & Law

Little Village Residents Demand Answers from Police in Cases of Missing and Murdered Young Women

Little Village is on high alert as two young women have been found dead there in recent weeks. And now with a reported disappearance, 15-year-old Azreya Lomeli, who was last seen walking in Little Village, community members are increasing calls for action from the police.


Tracing Ida B. Wells' Footsteps in Chicago

Learn more about the trailblazing journalist and activist Ida B. Wells, who made Chicago her home and the battleground for her continued fight for justice. 

Alexander and Samuel Colbourne in Sanditon


The Final Season of Sanditon

The final season of Sanditon is here, available to stream in its entirety by WTTW Passport members. Or, catch up with our recaps. 

A public Chicago pool as seen through a fence

Science & Nature

Chicago Park District Wants Teens for ‘Perfect Job’ This Summer

The Chicago Park District is offering teenagers a chance to work where they play this summer in seasonal positions like recreation leaders, lifeguards and junior laborers.

Girls running.

For parents

How to Raise Strong Girls

“I just wish she had the confidence to speak up.” This is a phrase I hear over and over again from parents of young girls – and I remember having the same thought when my own daughter was in kindergarten. As parents, we see the best in our kids. We know the positive qualities they bring to this world, and we want them to share those qualities with others.

Paris Schutz and Brandis Friedman


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