A Year After Smokestack Implosion Coated Little Village in Dust, Environmental Justice Fight Grinds On

One year ago, crews imploded the smokestack at the defunct Crawford coal... Read More

Crime & Law

Little Village Community Leaders Say They Want More Than a Foot Pursuit Policy

The Little Village Community Council wants to meet with Mayor Lightfoot... Read More

Akai Gurley's Aunt, Hertencia Petersen (center), attends a rally

coming up

Independent Lens: Down A Dark Stairwell

A Chinese American cop shoots and kills an innocent Black man in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. Suddenly, two marginalized communities must navigate an uneven criminal justice system together.


The Man Who Shaped Both the Cubs and the Sox

If Bill Veeck were alive, you can be sure he would have something outrageous planned after 2020.

Bill Veeck


The Great Chicago Quiz Show with Geoffrey Baer

Watch the first two episodes now!

Geoffrey Baer on the Great Chicago Quiz Show


Hemingway: A Writer (1899-1929)

Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I.


For parents

Things That Grow

As children grow, so does their wonder about the world around them. 

Boy watering garden.
Man getting a COVID-19 vaccine  (WTTW News)


All Suburban Cook County Residents Eligible to Get Vaccine April 12

Suburban Cook County residents ages 16 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, and while eligibility in Chicago doesn’t expand until April 19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said adults in Chicago are also “absolutely welcome” to sign up at any state-run mass vaccination site starting Monday.

Sofia Helin as Crown Princess Märtha and Kyle MacLachlan as President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


The Real Historical People of 'Atlantic Crossing'

How much of the new World War II-era Masterpiece drama is pulled straight from history?

Kasia and Harry in 'World on Fire.'


Masterpieces Await You

WTTW Passport members can stream World on Fire any time, anywhere, via the PBS app.

Remote Learning (WTTW News)


Pandemic Takes Toll on Children’s Emotional and Mental Health, Survey Finds

The mental and emotional health of Chicago children has been hit hard by the pandemic, according to researchers at Lurie Children’s Hospital, who surveyed more than 1,500 parents across the city—including all 77 community areas—about the impact of the pandemic on their child’s behavior.

Nature Cat and Hal

For parents

Helping Kids Overcome a Fear of Bugs

Many children have a fear of bugs – and it can hold them back from playing outdoors and experiencing the world around them. Developing a better understanding of them goes a long way. Here are some helpful ideas.

Brandis Friedman


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