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How These Moms Built a High School

Learn the story of how Pilsen’s founding mothers fought in the mid-1970s against discrimination in Chicago Public Schools and for a bilingual public high school.

Photo: Courtesy Chicago Ideas

Chicago Ideas Week

This week, Chicago Ideas wants "to help people process all the tumult in this country by positing questions, giving them ideas, and getting them thinking."

Arthur Happy Halloween

Halloween is Almost Here

Get in the spirit with Arthur’s pages you can color, masks you can make, games you can play, and more. Most of all have some Halloween Fun!

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Enjoy Sweet Dreams

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News

Viewer Feedback: Soda Pop is the New Tea

Chicago Tonight

The soda tax repeal was met with cheers from some Chicago Tonight viewers.

How Ameya Pawar Plans to Stay Involved in State Politics

Chicago Tonight

Chicago’s 47th Ward alderman has ended his bid for Illinois governor after failing to raise enough money. “I’m a regular person,” he said.

Hebru Brantley’s New Art Show Takes Flight in Elmhurst

Chicago Tonight

His artwork is in the collections of George Lucas, Jay-Z and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We get a preview of the show “Hebru Brantley: Forced Field” at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

Weekend Storm Overwhelms Chicago’s Sewer, Deep Tunnel System

Chicago Tonight

Chicago’s sewer and deep tunnel system couldn’t handle this weekend’s rain, allowing untreated sewage and stormwater into Lake Michigan.

Mayor Promises Tax Relief for Homeowners in 2018 City Budget Proposal

Chicago Tonight

Some fee hikes and tax relief in the upcoming city budget. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising tax relief for homeowners as part of his 2018 city budget proposal.


Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

'Poldark,' Old and New

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The Poldark airing now isn't the first adaptation of Winston Graham's historical novels.

'Poldark' Recap: A Clever Ruse

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The Poldark family grows bigger but they're eager to help the starving villagers during this Christmas season – even better if it angers George.

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Toad in the Hole

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The Durrells are back, and they have a fierce new landlord. Louisa attempts to make money at market but attracts only another Brit interested more in her than her wares.

The Aspirations of Chicago Ideas Week

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Chicago Ideas Week wants "to help people process all the tumult in this country by positing questions, giving them ideas, and getting them thinking" by presenting innovative thinkers in conversatio

How Well Do You Know Chicago's Restaurant Scene?

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Check, Please! always finds some of the best restaurants in Chicago, both well-known and off-the-beaten-path. Can you guess some of the unique places that will be on the show in fall of 2017?


Food & Dining

Season 17, Episode 1: Forbidden Root, Miss Saigon, Sofi

World of Food

Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Clare Lane, Daniel Nguyen, and Mary Zavett who weigh in on Chicago area eateries

The World of Food: Iceland

World of Food

Heat. High humidity. Sunburn and sand between your toes. Deep-fried everything. Yes, those dog days of summer are upon us again.
 

Shokran

Check, Please!

Shokran serves authentic Moroccan cuisine. Enjoy perfectly prepared lamb dishes, couscous or the sought after traditional wedding dish, chicken bastilla.

Wasabi

Check, Please!

Sushi and incredible ramen are on the menu at Wasabi. Tonkotsu broth is simmered for over 40 hours to create delicious ramen dishes.

Macku

Check, Please!

Macku offers a fine dining experience with exceptional service. Japanese cuisine is artfully presented.

Lady Gregory's

Check, Please!

A warm atmosphere and delicious menu using locally sourced ingredients is what you will find at Lady Gregory’s.


Events

Free Screening & Discussion: Gadget Girls

Saturday, October 21, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion Gadget Girls.

Meet Nature Cat at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

This fun, family event will feature an exciting mix of short, theatrical films accompanied by a full length Nature Cat screening!  Stick around after to meet Nature Cat himself and participate in a Q&A with the series’ creators!


Kids

Nature Cat

On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby’s...