Brightly-colored wigs.

10 Things to Do This Weekend

Dress up in your seasonal best for the 4th annual Halloween Costume Party at the Logan Theatre, featuring door prizes, drink specials and prizes.

Milk Street Burmese Chicken

Milk Street's Burmese Chicken

Need a quick and easy but flavorful dinner? This recipe from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street saves you the time of marinating by using an aromatic paste instead.

Nature Cat

Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors App

Every day there’s a new adventure so you can explore nature - in your backyard, a local park or even looking out the window. You can even record and share the fun.

Sherlock on Masterpiece

Missing Sherlock and Watson?

Watch all your favorites! WTTW Passport gives you unlimited access to our video vault of WTTW and PBS programs to watch anytime.


Study: Despite More Coverage, Mass Killings Not Occurring More Often

Chicago Tonight

While public awareness of mass killings is undoubtedly higher, U of I researchers say the frequency with which they occur is steady – and it’s remained that way over the last decade.

Suburban High School Football in Downward Spiral, Analysis Shows

Chicago Tonight

Youth football seems to be taking a hit. We speak with a Daily Herald investigative reporter about steep declines in high school football participation.

Northwestern Scientists Discover Molecules Capable of Killing Cancer

Chicago Tonight

“Our research may be tapping into one of nature’s original kill switches, and we hope the impact will affect many cancers,” said Northwestern scientist Marcus Peter.

‘Past the Naked Eye’ Captures Science, Fine Art

Chicago Tonight

“I’d like more people to be interested in science,” said Chicago student photographer Kaylee Costello.

Cubs Try to Stay Alive in NLCS Game 5 vs. Dodgers

Chicago Tonight

The Cubs’ 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in Wednesday’s Game 4 ensured that there will at least be a Game 5. We’ll bring you two live reports from Wrigley Field starting at 7 p.m.

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

The Aspirations of Chicago Ideas Week


Chicago Ideas Week wants "to help people process all the tumult in this country by positing questions, giving them ideas, and getting them thinking" by presenting innovative thinkers in conversatio

How Well Do You Know Chicago's Restaurant Scene?


Check, Please! always finds some of the best restaurants in Chicago, both well-known and off-the-beaten-path. Can you guess some of the unique places that will be on the show in fall of 2017?

Phil Ponce's Hobby


What does Phil Ponce do when he's not hosting Chicago Tonight?

Scott Pruitt and the 'War on the EPA'


The director of the Frontline investigation War on the EPA discusses the "role reversal" at the EPA under Scott Pruitt, where "the regulated become the regulator," and the importance of battles ove

Thelonious Monk at 100


The jazz pianist was an iconoclast in his style, playing, and compositions, which explains why he was so progressive and influential (he is the second-most recorded jazz composer).

Food & Dining

Cat’s Corner: A Q & A with Forbidden Root’s Alchemist and Rootmaster

World of Food

Hello all and welcome back! I hope you are as excited as I am about the new season of Check, Please! In the season premiere, we visit Forbidden Root in West Town, a brewpub that opened in 2016.

Preservation Bread & Wine

Check, Please!

Preservation Bread & Wine is located in the quaint town of Geneva.


Check, Please!

Frontier offers a unique dining experience in a rustic tavern atmosphere.


Check, Please!

Wood is a farm to table restaurant offering a seasonal menu of homemade dishes that are out-of-this-world. There is a variety of delicious drinks to try from the bar and the staff is wonderful.


Check, Please!

The Peruvian dishes at Tanta will transport you. The knowledgeable staff will guide you through an authentic menu of seafood, ceviche, empanadas and more.

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


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...