Crime & Law

Community Activists Question How Relaunched Chicago Police Gang Database Will Impact Black Chicagoans

Chicago Police Department officials are looking to bring back a system that... Read More

Business

Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Businesses Hope for Happy Holiday Shopping Season

Between supply chain problems, inflation and the shadow of a pandemic, the... Read More

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The Big Band Years (My Music Presents)

The Big Band Years returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soliders' hearts alive during World War II.  Among the immortal artists featured are Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Tex Beneke, Cab Calloway and other greats. Hosted by veteran game show host and singer Peter Marshall.

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’Tis the Season for the 2022 Chicago Holiday Events Guide

We break down a handful of Chicago holiday events by light shows, activities, and Christmas markets.

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Pullman Pitmaster Dominque Leach Wants Lexington Betty to Become a Household Name

The work hasn't always been easy for pitmaster Dominique Leach.

Dominique Leach co-owns Lexington Betty Smoke House with her wife, Tanisha Griffin.

world of food

Holiday Beverages

As you have surely heard, it’s Christmastime, the perfect time for delicious holiday beverages!

Egg Nog

For parents

10 Experiences to Give This Holiday Season

In the Alma's Way episode Alma’s Nochebuena, Alma and Junior love their Christmas Eve tradition of making ornaments together.

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A row of houses in Chicago

Politics

As Chicago Property Tax Bills Arrive, Study Examines Biggest Increases

If you are a homeowner in certain portions of the city, you’ve seen your bill go up quite a bit. On the predominately Latino Lower West Side, there was an increase of 46%, according to a new study.

Italian beef being prepared at Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park

Food

A Day in the Life of Italian Beef Favorite Johnnie’s Beef

Johnnie’s Beef in Elmwood Park has been serving one of the Chicago area’s favorite Italian beefs for more than 60 years. Go behind the scenes of a day at the restaurant.

Annika and Tyrone in Annika

Mystery

Head to Scotland in Annika

Did you miss the season finale of Annika and its harrowing conclusion, plus the secret that is revealed about Michael? Catch up now with streaming or recaps.

Aerial image of the distal end of a lava flow from Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone the morning of Nov. 30, 2022. (USGS / K. Mulliken)

Science & Nature

This Week in Nature: Here’s What Made Us Think, And Laugh, From Volcanic Eruptions to Bears’ Ongoing War on Christmas

Every Friday, we’ll be rounding up some of the articles, videos, photos and social media posts that have caught our attention on the topics of climate change, the environment, wildlife, conservation and weather.

Mom and little girl slicing fruitcake.

For parents

Luna’s Traditional Holiday Fruitcake

From Italy’s La Befana to Spain’s Tio de Nadal, Christmas traditions come in all unique shapes and tastes - including very heavy fruitcakes! Make Luna’s traditional holiday fruitcake and join in the fun as you share this fruity treat.

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