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Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Remembering Mayor Harold Washington

As we approach the 30th anniversary of his death, Washington and his legacy are being remembered in many ways, including an upcoming documentary.

Frontline: Poor Kids. Photo: Frontline

Poor Kids

The US has one of the highest child-poverty rates in the industrialized world. Frontline tells why, and discusses the effects of growing up in poverty.

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Relax after your Thanksgiving feast with Anne of Green Gables. Join Anne as she turns 13 and faces issues that challenge her free-spirited nature.

FTD flower arrangements

Celebrate with Fresh Flowers

Send an arrangement to a friend or family member for that special gift or just because. WTTW Members receive 15% off any purchase at FTD.


News

10 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 22-26

Chicago Tonight

Holiday markets, pop-up festivals, giant balloons, magic shows and indoor snow usher in the holiday weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

30 Years Later, Notorious ‘Max Headroom Incident’ Remains a Mystery

Chicago Tonight

Chicago television has a rich and colorful history. But few moments are quite as colorful—or bizarre—as the incident that happened to this very station in 1987.

City, County Overwhelmingly Approve 2018 Budgets

Chicago Tonight

Chicagoans will soon be paying a little more for ride-sharing services and for big concerts at places like the United Center and Wrigley Field.

Ask Geoffrey: Neptune’s Follies Make a Splash at Century of Progress

Chicago Tonight

Geoffrey Baer takes a peek at a 1930s burlesque-style show and remembers the Chicago Daily News sporting events of yesteryear in this encore edition of “Ask Geoffrey.”

Remembering Harold Washington, Chicago’s 1st African-American Mayor

Chicago Tonight

As we approach the 30th anniversary of his death, a discussion about the legacy of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington with local filmmaker Joe Winston and former news anchor Robin Robinson.


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

Turkeys, Tofurkys, and Turduckens: How Well Do You Know Thanksgiving Food?

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How much do you know about turkeys, tofurkys, turduckens, and all the other dishes you only eat at Thanksgiving? 

"Teetering Over the Abyss of Poverty": Child Poverty in the US

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"When you're born into this world it's very hard to realistically change your life," says the director of the newly updated Frontline: Poor Kids.

Thanksgiving Gravy from Your Turkey's Pan Drippings

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If you're making an outstanding turkey, you don't want to waste any of that fantastic flavor that drips off into the pan.

Citrus Dry-Brined Turkey for Thanksgiving

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Turkey is arguably the most difficult part of a Thanksgiving meal to make, especially if you brine it in a liquid salt mixture.

'Poldark' Recap: Belief is a Beautiful Thing

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Did you miss the season finale of Poldark? Demelza makes a decisive choice regarding Armstrong while Rowella and Morwenna stand up to Osborne.


Food & Dining

The World of Food: BYOB

World of Food

This week, Check, Please! focuses its spotlight on a compendium of local restaurants reviewed on the show that have one important thing in common.

The World of Food: Barbecue

World of Food

As anyone with a backyard grill can tell you, there are a wide variety of foods that can be cooked on it.

Acadia

Check, Please!

A contemporary American menu is lifted to an art form at Acadia.

Norman's Bistro

Check, Please!

Norman's Bistro offers a jazzy vibe and delicious food.

Herb

Check, Please!

Herb is Thai food reimagined. Their belief is that preparing fresh food helps lead a healthy lifestyle.

Sofi

Check, Please!

This Northern Italian restaurant offers homemade pastas with the freshest ingredients. Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi wants all his guests to feel at home.


Events

Andrea Bocelli in concert at the United Center

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

One of the world's most celebrated tenors, Andrea Bocelli, returns to Chicago with a concert spectacular you've all been waiting for.

Ethan Bortnick in Concert at the Park West Theatre

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” 15-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $40,000,000 for charities across the globe. See him in his return to the Chicago stage at Park West Theatre for a night of musical fun for the entire family. Backed by a stage of world-class musicians, this concert is upbeat with an inspiring songlist that will touch you on so many emotional levels!


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...