Garry McCarthy Mulls Run for Mayor

Will he or won’t he? The former Police Superintendent is sounding more and more like a candidate for Chicago mayor.

Billy Graham with President Ronald Reagan

Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies

Watch Graham, America's most famous evangelist and  a friend and priest to presidents, tell how he wants to be remembered in a 1994 WTTW program.

Nature Cat

Put on a Shadow Play!

Explore light and shadows with Nature Cat! Explore how objects can cast a shadow when they block the light and then put on your own shadow play.

Enjoy 2-for-1 Chicago Shakespeare Theater

WTTW Producer’s Circle Members enjoy 2-for-1 admission at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. There’s not a bad seat in the house!


CPS CEO Janice Jackson Named a National ‘Leader to Learn From’ in 2018

Chicago Tonight

She’s only officially been on the job for a few weeks, but already Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson is earning recognition for her work to improve the district.

CPS Watchdog: ‘Pervasive Problem’ with Enrollment at Some District Schools

Chicago Tonight

A new report from the CPS inspector general uncovers loopholes and opaque rules that led to thousands of improper admissions made at district elementary schools during the 2016-17 school year.

‘Native American Woven Arts’ Explores Methods, Meaning Behind Artistry

Chicago Tonight

Weaving function and design in a new exhibition at a local museum dedicated to Native American art and culture.

Madigan Does Political Damage Control After Harassment Claims

Chicago Tonight

The latest on the fallout from sexual harassment allegations in the office of House Speaker Michael Madigan – as some call for him to resign.

Mueller Investigation Heats Up as 13 Russians Indicted

Chicago Tonight

President Trump’s national security adviser says there’s no doubt Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The latest on the Mueller investigation.

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

Influential Evangelist Billy Graham Dies


The Rev. Billy Graham, America's most famous Christian evangelist who was friend and priest to presidents, died today at the age of 99.

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'


It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.

The Rivalry Fueling Middle Eastern Conflict


The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touch

From the Archive: Mister Rogers


In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap


Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.

Food & Dining

Mana Food Bar

Check, Please!

Mana Food Bar offers a global menu of vegan and vegetarian dishes that are surprising and delicious.

Khan BBQ

Check, Please!

Khan BBQ offers a wide selection of authentic Pakistani foods like Tandori Chicken, meat kababs, and rice dishes. Alcohol is not served.

The World of Food: The Microwave

World of Food

This week, we celebrate a American invention that is an integral part of kitchens all over the world, a mainstay for busy parents, college students, restaurants and convenience stores. 


Check, Please!

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


Check, Please!

Mediterranean fare is served at this family run restaurant. A fusion of Greek, Italian, even Indian flavors will delight your palette.


Screening & Discussion: Urban Nature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. The One Earth Festival will screen several episodes of WTTW’s 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, in which University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Free Screening: A Raisin in the Sun

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In partnership with the Goodman Theatre, WTTW presents a free screening and discussion of the 1961 film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, and Ruby Dee. Please RSVP for the FREE event.


Ready Jet Go!

Science fans Sean and Sydney befriend the new kid on their street, Jet Propulsion, whose family members happen to be aliens from the planet Bortron 7.