Garry McCarthy Mulls Run for Mayor

Will he or won’t he? The former Police Superintendent is sounding more and more like a candidate for Chicago mayor.

Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'

'The Great British Baking Show' Scones

They may be simple, but they're often made badly: too dry or gummy. Instead try this basic recipe from the pros at The Great British Baking Show.

Nature Cat

Put on a Shadow Play!

Explore light and shadows with Nature Cat! Explore how objects can cast a shadow when they block the light and then put on your own shadow play.

Enjoy 2-for-1 Chicago Shakespeare Theater

WTTW Producer’s Circle Members enjoy 2-for-1 admission at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. There’s not a bad seat in the house!


Do Stingrays Like Being Touched? New Research Says ‘Maybe’

Chicago Tonight

A first-of-its-kind study involving nearly 60 stingrays at Shedd Aquarium indicates that the animals do not suffer from their interactions with humans – and might even enjoy it. 

2 Running for Cook County Assessor, Yet 3 on the Ballot

Chicago Tonight

The Cook County Electoral Board has ruled that it is supposed to be a two-person race between Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and challenger Fritz Kaegi. So why will a third person be on the ballot?

From Pyeongchang to ‘Heart and Seoul,’ Exhibit Highlights Korean Culture

Chicago Tonight

The Winter Olympics will soon come to an end, but at the Chicago Children’s Museum, kids can continue to experience elements of the Korean culture they’re seeing glimpses of on TV.

Mix of Heavy Rain, Melting Snow Puts McCook Reservoir to the Test

Chicago Tonight

The newly opened McCook Reservoir kept untreated sewage out of the lake, but not out of local rivers.

Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor,’ Got His Start in the Chicago Area

Chicago Tonight

Evangelist Billy Graham, whose sermons reached audiences around the world, died Wednesday at his home in North Carolina. He was 99 years old. We discuss Graham’s legacy and his Chicago-area roots.

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

Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies


The Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous Christian evangelist who was friend and priest to presidents, died today at the age of 99.

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'


It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.

The Rivalry Fueling Middle Eastern Conflict


The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touch

From the Archive: Mister Rogers


In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap


Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.

Food & Dining

Forbidden Root

Check, Please!

As Chicago’s first botanical brewery, Forbidden Root aims to create seasonal dishes that highlight their unique craft beers.

New Star

Check, Please!

The family-owned New Star has been in business for over 60 years. They serve Chinese-American cuisine and have added Thai and Japanese fare to their menu.

Mott Street

Check, Please!

Mott Street serves an Asian-inspired night-market menu. It’s served family-style in an eclectic atmosphere. Brunch is served Sundays.

Pozoleria San Juan

Check, Please!

Fresh made hominy is used for all the pozole at Pozoleria San Juan.


Check, Please!

This Northern Italian restaurant offers homemade pastas with the freshest ingredients. Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi wants all his guests to feel at home.


Screening & Discussion: Urban Nature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. The One Earth Festival will screen several episodes of WTTW’s 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Free Screening: A Raisin in the Sun

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In partnership with the Goodman Theatre, WTTW presents a free screening and discussion of the 1961 film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, and Ruby Dee. Please RSVP for the FREE event.


Ready Jet Go!

Science fans Sean and Sydney befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7.