New Course Examines Nuclear Age Legacy

The University of Chicago course explores the impact of the nuclear age on all aspects of life, from modern science to the American psyche.

Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey. Photo: Courtesy PBS Food

An Easier, Less Messy Turkey

Turkey is arguably the most difficult part of a Thanksgiving meal to make. Try this easier-to-manage Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey instead of using a liquid brine.

Father reading to small son

Slow Down and Say Thanks

Pick up a good book to read aloud with your children and start a conversation about what makes you feel grateful. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Go Behind-the-Scenes

Producer’s Circle Members are invited to tour the WTTW Studios for a unique view of where your favorite WTTW programs are produced & broadcast.


Cook County Jail Population Down 15 Percent After Bond Reforms

Chicago Tonight

Reforms to Cook County’s bond system have led to a 15 percent decrease in the county’s jail population.

Indiana Agency Hasn’t Turned Over Records on Toxic Spill, Chicago Says

Chicago Tonight

Indiana's environmental agency has yet to provide Chicago with records requested seven months ago after U.S.

Todd Stroger to Challenge Toni Preckwinkle

Chicago Tonight

The former Cook County board president made the announcement Monday morning.

Environmentalist Ma Jun: Millions Exposed to Pollution in China

Chicago Tonight

China's most prominent environmental activist talks about the country’s pollution crisis.

New UChicago Course Examines Legacy of Nuclear Age

Chicago Tonight

The course explores the impact of the nuclear age on all aspects of life, from modern science to the American psyche. 

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

Thanksgiving Gravy from Your Turkey's Pan Drippings


If you're making an outstanding turkey, you don't want to waste any of that fantastic flavor that drips off into the pan.

Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey for Thanksgiving


Turkey is arguably the most difficult part of a Thanksgiving meal to make, especially if you brine it in a liquid salt mixture.

'Poldark' Recap: Belief is a Beautiful Thing


Did you miss the season finale of Poldark? Demelza makes a decisive choice regarding Armstrong while Rowella and Morwenna stand up to Osborne.

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Three Pregnancies and a Stabbing


Pregnancies abound amongst the Durrells' friends, but their timing – plus a crime of passion – means the doctor has his hands full.

6 Controversial Instances of Artistic Censorship


Freedom of speech is a fraught topic these days.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: BYOB

World of Food

This week, Check, Please! focuses its spotlight on a compendium of local restaurants reviewed on the show that have one important thing in common.

Crosby's Kitchen

Check, Please!

Crosby’s Kitchen offers perfectly prepared American fare. The menu is simple and delicious; the cornbread appetizer is a favorite.

The World of Food: Oktoberfest

World of Food

“Ich wäre lieber betrunken und lustig als nüchtern und dumm.” (I’d rather be drunk and funny than sober and stupid.)
—Bavarian proverb, often heard at Oktoberfest

Bohemian House

Check, Please!

Bohemian House offers a rich variety of traditional Eastern European dishes with a modern twist.  The meals are hearty and satisfying.

Chicago Cut

Check, Please!

Chicago Cut puts an upscale, modern twist on the traditional steakhouse with beautiful views and an unmatched wine list.

Found Kitchen and Social House

Check, Please!

Found Kitchen and Social House offers seasonal farm-to-table fare dished up in a quirky space with found objects like vintage maps and books.


Andrea Bocelli in concert at the United Center

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

One of the world's most celebrated tenors, Andrea Bocelli, returns to Chicago with a concert spectacular you've all been waiting for.

Ethan Bortnick in Concert at the Park West Theatre

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 15-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $40,000,000 for charities across the globe. See him in his return to the Chicago stage at Park West Theatre for a night of musical fun for the entire family. Backed by a stage of world-class musicians, this concert is upbeat with an inspiring songlist that will touch you on so many emotional levels!


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...