Pritzker, Lightfoot Tour McCormick Place COVID-19 Facility As Cases, Deaths Soar

Illinois health officials on Friday reported the largest single-day jump in... Read More


Water Main Work Not Stopping for COVID-19

Water and sewer work across Chicago is going forward as planned. That means... Read More

Michelle Garcia


Firsthand: Coronavirus - Michelle Garcia's Story

NEW: For Michelle Garcia, the coronavirus adds yet another threat to an already precarious health situation. She has cerebral palsy, and she cares for her husband, who is bedridden from a spinal injury. But the coronavirus has also made Michelle’s work as important as ever: an activist and advocate for people with disabilities, she is determined to help her community through this crisis. 

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WTTW Hub for Information about COVID-19

What you need to know about the virus, how it spreads, the symptoms to watch out for, and how you can prepare and protect yourself and your family in Illinois.



Firsthand: Coronavirus - Sammy Dattulo's Story

NEW: Sammy Dattulo’s job is essential. While most workers are quarantined at home, Sammy hits the streets before dawn to collect their garbage. 

Sammy Dattulo


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

It’s the perfect time to binge this engaging seven-part series from Ken Burns.

Teddy Roosevelt's family

For parents

Make a Hero Self Portrait

Help your child understand what it means to be a hero and that there is a hero in every one of us.

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Grocery Cart (Ben Schumin / Flickr)


Grocery Shopping Tips in the Age of COVID-19

How much food should you be buying per trip? How to draw the line between hoarding and stocking up? A Chicago dietitian shares her advice for grocery shopping during the pandemic.

2nd Lt. William Robertson and Lt. Alexander Sylvashko, Red Army, shown in front of a sign symbolizing the historic meeting of the Soviet and American Armies, near Torgau, Germany on Elbe Day. Photo: Pfc. William E. Poulson/U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


The Beginning of the End of World War II, 75 Years Ago

April, 1945 saw major events in the ending of World War II in Europe, including the deaths of three of the most prominent antagonists of the era.

You can still explore the world from the confinement of your home with shows and websites like WTTW's 'Weekend in Havana.' Photo: Simon Phillips


Shows to Stream While You're At Home

Whether you’re working from home and need some entertainment during your lunch break or are a parent with a curious teenager, here are some programs that you can stream any time.


Chicago Animal Shelters in Need of Space Plead with Public to Foster


Chicago Animal Shelters in Need of Space Plead with Public to Foster

Many animal shelters are temporarily closed to the public under the state’s stay-at-home order, but they’re still offering essential services — and they’re bracing for an uptick in need as pet owners get sick and lose paychecks.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

For parents

Kitchen Explorers

Providing healthy snacks is one way to help encourage kids to learn to make wise decisions regarding the foods they eat.  Here's a recipe for roasted chickpeas which kids love and parents can feel great about.

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