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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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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


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


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.

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.

Carnitas Don Pedro

Check, Please!

Carnitas Don Pedro is all about the pork.

Benny’s Chop House

Check, Please!

Benny’s is a classic steak house with a modern appeal. Steaks are offered as wet-aged, dry-aged, and natural prime.

The World of Food: Oktoberfest

World of Food

“Ich wäre lieber betrunken und lustig als nüchtern und dumm.” (I’d rather be drunk and funny than sober and stupid.)
—Bavarian proverb, often heard at Oktoberfest

Antique Taco

Check, Please!

Tacos are king at Antique Taco. However, these aren’t your grandmother’s tacos! Enjoy deliciously creative and fresh ingredients in an eclectic atmosphere, strewn with antiques.

The World of Food: Peru

World of Food

Each year on July 28 and 29, the country of Peru holds its annual two-day Independence Day celebration, (or, as it’s known locally, Fiestas Patrias peruanas).


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...