Arts & Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Chicago, His PBS Roots and the Return of ‘Hamilton’

Lin-Manuel Miranda made a stop in Chicago to commemorate the official return... Read More


Pritzker, Johnson Praise Biden for Allowing Migrants to Work While Seeking Asylum

With approximately 7,400 people taking up every available spot in 20 city... Read More

Fighting the 1958 fire at Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago.

Coming up

Chicago Stories: Angels Too Soon: The School Fire of '58

On December 1, 1958, a devastating fire swept through Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, killing 92 children and three nuns. In this episode of Chicago Stories, survivors, their families, and community members share their harrowing memories of that day and the heartbreaking aftermath. The film also explores the conditions that led to the fire and how it led to major improvements in school safety standards.


Chicago Stories: Season 3 Preview

Chicago Stories uncovers the sweeping history, rich diversity, and breadth of human experience that shaped this great American city.

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Black Voices

Violence Prevention Organizations Team Up to Train on Best Practices

The Southland RISE collaborative brought together hospital trauma center staff and violence prevention street outreach workers in a shared training workshop.

Franklin Cosey-Gay


A New Masterpiece Show Coming in Spring 2024

Alice & Jack stars Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough as the titular characters as they navigate a romance over years and the complexities of life. 

Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough

For parents

4 Things to Do When Your Child Is Worried

The anxiety that children experience in most cases is normal and common.

Worried child comforted by mom.
A person's hands holding up two boxes of at-home COVID tests


How to Order Free COVID-19 Tests Starting Monday

The tests coming available soon are intended for use through the end of 2023 and will include instructions on how to verify extended expiration dates, HHS said in an announcement Wednesday.

Paul Fehribach sits at an outdoor table in front of Lola's Coney Island under an umbrella, holding a coney dog


New Cookbook Argues Midwestern Food is More than Casseroles and Cheese. But Here's a Recipe for Fried Cheese Curds Anyway

“What I would like to do is present it as a beautiful regional cuisine that has a history," says Paul Fehribach, the chef and owner of Big Jones in Andersonville.

Donkey Hodie in front of a mill


A Hee-Hawesome Adventure with Donkey Hodie

At a Donkey Hodie pop-up activity center, children will learn and play through fun, character themed games as part of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fall Fest.

Chicago's city Christmas tree lit up in a prior year

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago’s Looking for Its Next Official Millennium Park Christmas Tree. Think You’ve Got What It Takes?

The selected tree will serve as the centerpiece of Chicago’s official holiday celebrations in Millennium Park. Here’s how to submit yours for consideration.

Family cooking together.

For parents

What Are Your Favorite Family Traditions?

Honoring family traditions is important to kids and grown-ups across backgrounds and cultures. Sharing special traditions can strengthen family bonds and create a sense of belonging to children and grown-ups. Traditions can help us connect with cultural or religious roots. They are often shared and passed on to others — sometimes through generations.

2024 Subaru Forester in the forest.

Enter to Win

Grand Prize: 2024 Subaru Forester

The 2024 Subaru Forester delivers all-weather confidence, the ultimate in driving comfort, and seamless, intuitive technology. It’s also the only small SUV to receive the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for 16 straight years. The Forester is the SUV for all you love — and for wherever life takes you.

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