Bill Timoney, Billy Eugene Jones, Heather Alicia Simms, Leslie Odom Jr., Jay O. Sanders, Kara Young, Noah Robbins, Noah Pyzik, and Vanessa Bell Calloway in GREAT PERFORMANCES: PURLIE VICTORIOUS.

Coming up

Great Performances: Purlie Victorious

Enjoy this comedic play starring Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. telling the story of a Black preacher's scheme to reclaim his inheritance and win back his church from a plantation owner. Written by Ossie Davis with direction by Tony winner Kenny Leon.

culture

A Guide to Memorial Day Programming on WTTW

This Memorial Day weekend, explore the extraordinary stories of those in the armed forces with a variety of programming on WTTW.

A still from Chicago Stories: Our Soldiers, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Credit: The Castro Family

Black Voices

Kim Foxx Floats Changes to How Her Office Prosecutes Crime

Under a new proposal, prosecutors would not file drug, gun and theft charges stemming from an initial traffic stop where there was no other probable cause to make the stop.

Kim Foxx

WTTW News

All Things Cicada!

Cicadas are taking the country by storm in 2024, and Illinois is at the center of a historic swarm of insects 200 years in the making.

Cicada on green leaf.

For parents

What to Do When Your Toddler Suddenly Stops Potty Training

I’ve had a child in diapers for seven years straight. 

Toddler and friend on potties.
spittlebug foam on a plant

Science & Nature

Think Cicadas Are Strange? Meet the Foam-Farting Spittlebug

The tiny critters are almost impossible to spot, but you can’t miss their bubbles.

A woman stands holding an American flag over her heart in front of uniformed miliatry saluting

Culture

The National Memorial Day Concert's Performers

The National Memorial Day Concert is here, honoring our military with music, stories of veterans, and more. See the celebrities performing here. 

Six young men in military uniform stand in a row

Highlights

A Guide to Memorial Day Programming

This Memorial Day weekend, explore the extraordinary stories of those in the armed forces with a variety of programming on WTTW.

The windows outside CPS headquarters reading Chicago Public Schools

Education

Chicago School Board Approves New 4-Year Contract With Support Staff Backed by SEIU Local 73

The Chicago Board of Education unanimously approved a new agreement with unionized staffers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 73.

Little girl eating watermelon.

For parents

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit (And Love It!)

If you think your kids aren’t eating enough fruit, you may be right. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of children eat less than the recommended daily amount.

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