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Cubs Season Ends With Humiliating Defeat

Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 13. That’s about the only good news that Cubs fans can point to Thursday night. The Dodgers advance to the World Series.

Santiago Calatrava's El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe in Valencia is like the skeleton of a whale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, user: HuseyinUlucay

Mimetic Buildings

For a brief period, the new Apple Store off the Chicago River looked like a giant Macbook. What other buildings take inspiration from objects, blatantly or subtly?

Binky and Arthur in costume.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted. But by what? Premieres Monday.

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News

The Week in Review: Sources Say Amazon Bid Features Big-Money Incentives

Chicago Tonight

Mayor’s city budget is rife with new taxes and fees. New details on Chicago’s Amazon bid. Bulls player suspended after punching teammate. And the Cubs season comes to a close. 

CPS to Consider Closing 4 Charter Schools

Chicago Tonight

Under its accountability guidelines, the Board of Education can opt to revoke or not renew charters that have been placed on an academic warning list.

Sources Say Amazon Incentives in the Ballpark of $2 Billion

Chicago Tonight

Chicago, Cook County and Illinois government are willing to shell out an incentive package worth around $2 billion in order to lure Amazon, according to two sources close to the bid process. 

Zoos Celebrate International Sloth Day

Chicago Tonight

Did you know it’s International Sloth Day? We check in with one of Lincoln Park Zoo’s experts to learn about these furry, slow-moving animals. 

Arrest Made in CTA Beating That Left Victim Unable to Speak

Chicago Tonight

A 24-year-old man was arrested on felony charges more than two months after he allegedly beat and robbed a man at a CTA Red Line station, leaving the victim temporarily unable to communicate.


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

12 Buildings that Imitate Objects in the World

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For a brief period, the new Apple Store off the Chicago River looked like a giant Macbook. What other buildings take inspiration from objects, in subtle or outrageous ways?

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

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Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner?

Meet Some Humans Who Develop Intimate Bonds with Animals

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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

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

'Poldark' Recap: A Clever Ruse

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The Poldark family grows bigger but they're eager to help the starving villagers during this Christmas season – even better if it angers George.


Food & Dining

The World of Food: West Africa

World of Food

Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa.

Taxim

Check, Please!

Taxim offers regional Greek cuisine and wines in an elegant and upscale atmosphere. Impeccable service is paired with an inspired modern menu of Mediterranean dishes.  

Markethouse

Check, Please!

Markethouse offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced produce and meats. Fresh herbs and vegetables are grown in their own rooftop garden.

Social Urban Bar & Restaurant

Check, Please!

Social offers a locally sourced, seasonal menu that is artfully crafted and beautifully presented in a warm and comfortable environment.

MingHin

Check, Please!

MingHin offers authentic Cantonese classics and a wide variety of dim sum in the heart of Chicago’s China Town.

The World of Food: West Africa

World of Food

Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa.


Events

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!


Kids

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...