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10 Things to Do This Weekend

Dress up in your seasonal best for the 4th annual Halloween Costume Party at the Logan Theatre, featuring door prizes, drink specials and prizes.

Milk Street Burmese Chicken

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner? This recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street saves you the time of marinating by using an aromatic paste instead.

Nature Cat

Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors App

Every day there’s a new adventure so you can explore nature - in your backyard, a local park or even looking out the window. You can even record and share the fun.

Sherlock on Masterpiece

Missing Sherlock and Watson?

Watch all your favorites! WTTW Passport gives you unlimited access to our video vault of WTTW and PBS programs to watch anytime.


New Museum Showcases Massive Collection of Stained Glass, Rare Clocks

Chicago Tonight

Historic clocks from around the world and brilliant stained glass windows fill a new museum in Evanston. We go for a look.

Ask Geoffrey: White Castle Inspired by Chicago Water Tower?

Chicago Tonight

Was the design of White Castle restaurants based on a Chicago landmark? Geoffrey Baer has the answers you crave.

Durbin, Sessions Spar Over Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago Tonight

A testy confrontation on Capitol Hill: Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S.

Cyber Warfare: How the U.S. Military, Tech Companies Shield Themselves

Chicago Tonight

What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.

Fee Hikes, New Spending in 2018 City Budget

Chicago Tonight

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city finances are finally “back on track” after years of fiscal uncertainty and poor credit ratings. But does the claim hold true? 

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

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken


Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner?

Meet Some Humans Who Develop Intimate Bonds with Animals


Nature's program Animal Reunions examines the bonds that can form between animals and human caregivers, reuniting orphaned or rescued animals with the people who rehabilitated them.

'Poldark,' Old and New


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

'Poldark' Recap: A Clever Ruse


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


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.

Food & Dining

Cat’s Corner: A Q & A with Forbidden Root’s Alchemist and Rootmaster

World of Food

Hello all and welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about the new season of Check, Please! In the season premiere, we visit Forbidden Root in West Town, a brewpub that opened in 2016.

Athenian Room

Check, Please!

Athenian Room is a delightful casual Greek dining experience in Lincoln Park. The kalamata Greek chicken is the signature dish to try in this over 40 year old restaurant.


Check, Please!

You will find authentic Polish dishes served with old world charm at Smak Tak.

Pleasant House Bakery

Check, Please!

Everything about this truck is more than pleasant. The pies are delicious and owners Art and Chelsea Jackson are delightful.  

Kai Zan

Check, Please!

Kai Zan offers artfully crafted, fresh sushi in a comfortable atmosphere. You will find some unexpected ingredients and phenomenal uni and oyster shooters.


Check, Please!

Serving a wide selection of American dishes, Krapil’s hits the spot. From steaks to delicious pizzas, this northwoods styled restaurant has been keeping people coming back for over 50 years.


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!


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...