Pritzker Outlines Plan that Would Trigger Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker... Read More

Crime & Law

CPD Entering ‘Next Generation’ of Policing as 2 Senior Leaders Retire

Chicago’s top cop says his department is heading into the “next generation”... Read More

Making North America: Origins


NOVA - Making North America: Origins

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.


India's Story

For Chicago kids shaken by gun violence, a shortage of trauma support compounds the harm.

India Hart

Prehistoric Road Trip

A Decommissioned National Monument

A now-defunct national monument was once a rich paleobotany site.

Fossilized plant.


Frontline: Once Upon A Time In Iraq

This is the story of the Iraq war, told by Iraqis who lived through it.

Al Nuri Mosque

For parents

Learning at Home: 9 Early Literacy Activities

When I was trying to help my children navigate the exciting journey of learning to read, all I really wanted was for us to have fun.

Mom and daughter reading.
606 Trail


Freeze on Development Along 606 Trail Extended for 6 Months Amid Pandemic

Aldermen unanimously agreed Tuesday to ban demolitions near the 606 Bloomingdale Trail for another six months as aldermen craft a measure to blunt rapid gentrification along the popular trail.

A team publicity photo for the Chicago American Giants in 1919. Rube Foster is at the center, in a suit. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


The 100th Anniversary of Baseball's Negro Leagues

Chicago looms large in the creation of baseball's Negro Leagues, due in large part to the outsize figure of Rube Foster, a player-manager who spearheaded the effort.

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

Science & Nature

Stream 'Prehistoric Road Trip'

Travel billions of years back in time and discover dinosaurs, unusual mammals, and more as you stream Prehistoric Road Trip.

(Credit: Eduardo Martinez / Courtesy Museum of Contemporary Photography)

Arts & Entertainment

Reopened Museum Looks at Power of Resistance in Puerto Rico

The Museum of Contemporary Photography is rolling out resistance. That’s the theme of their long-delayed show that just opened on the Columbia College campus in the Loop. We go for a look.

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer

For kids

Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App

Go on a galactic journey through space with Jet and his friends from their backyard in Boxwood Terrace! Explore the solar system, paint, and play as you learn about planets, stars, and constellations. Excelsior!

Brandis Friedman


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