Push for Reparations in Chicago Derailed by Opposition from Mayor: Advocates, Aldermen

More than a year after it was formed, the City Council’s Subcommittee on... Read More


Chicago Health Officials Recommend Everyone Wear Masks Indoors as COVID-19 Surge Continues

Everyone in Chicago, regardless of their vaccination status should wear a... Read More

Vivian Howard

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Chef's Life: R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Butterbean

Burgers. Oysters. Beer. Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant, the Boiler Room, and they're facing a new challenge: how to make a veggie burger stand out. Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new burger, but quickly learns that the bean is a straight up diva - the Aretha Franklin of the legume family - when it comes to growing conditions.


Frontline: Leaving Afghanistan

Investigating the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Leaving Afghanistan


Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan

Plan your August vacation! Ride the Silver Beach carousel in St. Joseph, Michigan,  which reopened in 2010. 

The Silver Beach carousel in St. Joseph, Michigan

world of food

World of Food: Summer Cocktails

“Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt…” --Jimmy Buffett


For parents

13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity

Check out this list of books to read together as a family.

Cover illustration from I Believe I Can
The coats of arms and flourishes like bells and statuettes on the façade of the Klas Restaurant make it feel like something you’d stumble upon in a little village in Eastern Europe. (Courtesy of Chuckman’s Collection)

Ask Geoffrey

Ask Geoffrey: Cicero’s Klas Restaurant

The Old World meets the new at a legendary Cicero restaurant that’s long served as an anchor for Chicago’s expansive Czech community. But now, its legacy is under threat.

Joanna Hernandez on the set of 'Chicago Tonight'


A Chicago Native Returns Home to Join WTTW News

"I've talked about [returning to Chicago] since day one" after five years in New York City, says the new WTTW News on-air reporter Joanna Hernandez.

Emily Graslie at a sauropod quarry near Bozeman, MT, in 'Prehistoric Road Trip.' Photo: Julie Florio and WTTW

Science & Nature

A Prehistoric Road Trip

Travel billions of years back in time and discover dinosaurs, unusual mammals, and more with Emily Graslie, and plan your own trip.

family walking through a park (WTTW News)

Science & Nature

How a Newly Created Advisory Board Could Help Restore Chicago’s Urban Canopy

The City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to create an Urban Forestry Advisory Board — charged with strategically caring for Chicago's urban tree canopy.

Veggie Snails

For parents

Create Cute Veggie Snails

The Kratt Brothers encounter many types of animals on their adventures all over the globe. You can help your child notice features of snails by making an easy healthy snack with celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and hummus. Point out each feature as you build the creature and find out what your child knows about this critter before they sneak a bite!

2021 Subaru Outback

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Drive Off in the Grand Prize

Take the wheel of the new 2021 Subaru Outback and you will relish both daily driving and new off-road adventures. Enjoy a spacious interior, ample cargo room, and an impressive suite of advanced safety features. Enter today for a chance to win!

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