Beverly Walker, acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, talks about running the controversial agency charged with protecting Illinois’ children.
Protests erupt in South Korea as a delegation from North Korea arrives ahead of the Winter Olympics. Can Olympic diplomacy defuse the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula?
Away from the courtroom, local artist Tom Gianni employs his talents in far different and impressive ways. We explore his solo show, “Art that Works for a Living.”
The latest social media craze of matching your face with faces in works of art left Chicagoans out in the cold, thanks to Illinois’ strict laws on biometric data. Do these rules keep us safe or leave us behind?
If you’re looking to shed pounds, you’ve likely done some Googling. But beware: Not everything you read online will help you reach your beach bod goals. Local dietitians debunk diet and exercise myths and share tips.
Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More
On the 40th anniversary of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review tonight, its host and one of its creators Joel Weisman steps down. Joel recalls memorable incidents and more.
On Martin Luther King Jr.
"I want to be an honest man, and I want to be a good writer," James Baldwin tells Studs Terkel in this eloquent and incisive conversation from 1961.
They're a curvature in spacetime that even light can't escape; an object sucked into one is crushed into an infinite density. We haven't been able to see them, but we can hear them, in a sense.
Food & Dining
Friday, February 9, 2018
You’re invited to wine and dine with us as three top chefs prepare delicious dishes in WTTW’s Grainger studio. Award-winning chef/owner of Chicago’s Monteverde, Sarah Grueneberg entertains as host for an evening filled with live cooking demonstrations, tastings, and more!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, presents a FREE screening and discussion of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.
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.