$16.7B Chicago Budget Poised for Approval After Lightfoot Backs Changes Demanded by Progressives

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to spend $16.7 billion in 2022 is on track... Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Trick or Major Treat: 10-Pound Chocolate Bars up for Grabs in Citywide Halloween Costume Contest

Attention chocoholics: Chicago has announced a citywide Halloween costume... Read More


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America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated: Mediterranean Comfort Food

Bridget Lancaster prepares a hearty Pastitsio and Lan Lam makes Braised Eggplant.


Exploring the Surprising Chicago Roots of Improv

Improv was born out of a need to communicate with a new immigrant population, from a woman who loved theater.

Elaine May and Mike Nichols


Sanditon Season 2 Is Coming!

We have a premiere date for season 2 of Sanditon: Sunday, March 20, 2022!


world of food

All About Apples

 “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” - Jane Austen


For parents

No-Sew Daniel Tiger Costume

Have a GRRific Halloween with this easy-to-make and comfortable-to-wear Daniel Tiger costume.

Girl helping mom
A lamp post sign that says "Welcome to Joliet"


‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Joliet

Joliet is a suburb on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The area is home to several race tracks and is the birthplace of Dairy Queen. The area also has two prisons, one of which closed in 2002 and recently opened as a haunted house.

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The holiday season is here, which means Charlie Brown specials, including It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, airing on WTTW this weekend! 

Lisa Donckers in Professor T. Photo: Lawrence Cendrowic


Dive into Your Favorite Dramas and Mysteries

UnforgottenProfessor TSanditon, and more: make sure to keep up on your drama and mystery updates with our new e-newsletter.

In 2015 Jamie Dalton started Aquarium Info, a blog to share information and tips to help others to start building their fish tanks. During the pandemic she decided to go a little further and transformed her second bedroom into a full functioning fish studio. (WTTW News)

Arts & Entertainment

Wicker Park Resident’s Passion Project Swells Into Booming Business

Have you ever wanted to get a fish but had no idea where to start? We head to Wicker Park to meet Jamie Dalton, who began creating educational aquarium videos during the pandemic which led her to a new business venture.


For parents

Molly of Denali's Culture Is Not a Halloween Costume

Kids across the country are embracing the animated show “Molly of Denali.” It is the first children’s TV show with an Alaska Native lead character. Now some fans want to dress like their hero Molly for Halloween. The show’s producers want kids to have fun but not co-opt Molly’s Athabascan culture.


Days Left to Enter!

Ancient and Modern Israel

Immerse yourself in 21st-century Israeli life and Israel’s iconic historical sites on this luxury seven-night package for two. Enjoy spacious coaches, stylish hotels, and 14 included meals and wine. Marvel during guided tours of the White City of Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee, Old Jerusalem, the Qumran Caves, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem and more. Return inspired by the history, beauty, and cuisine of this amazing land.

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