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Cubs Season Ends With Humiliating Defeat

Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 13. That’s about the only good news that Cubs fans can point to Thursday night. The Dodgers advance to the World Series.

Santiago Calatrava's El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe in Valencia is like the skeleton of a whale. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, user: HuseyinUlucay

Mimetic Buildings

For a brief period, the new Apple Store off the Chicago River looked like a giant Macbook. What other buildings take inspiration from objects, blatantly or subtly?

Binky and Arthur in costume.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted. But by what? Premieres Monday.


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Cubs Season Ends With Humiliating NLCS Defeat

Chicago Tonight

It was a merciless ending to a rough NLCS rematch against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who now advance to the World Series for the first time since 1988 after a 11-1 Game 5 victory. 

Former Students Describe Alleged Sexual Misconduct of Evanston Teacher

Chicago Tonight

Evanston Police say they have fielded dozens of calls in the last week regarding allegations of sexual harassment and abuse levied against a former high school acting teacher.

New Book Focuses on Life, Work of Mysterious Photographer Vivian Maier

Chicago Tonight

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Chicago Riverfront

Chicago Tonight

After almost 14 years on the Magnificent Mile, the Apple store is making a move to the Chicago River. We get a preview of the new space.

Deadline Day for Amazon HQ2 Bids

Chicago Tonight

Chicago is reportedly pulling out all the stops to try to entice the e-commerce giant. But just what is Amazon looking for, and how strong a contender is Chicago likely to be?

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

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Toad in the Hole


The Durrells are back, and they have a fierce new landlord. Louisa attempts to make money at market but attracts only another Brit interested more in her than her wares.

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

Food & Dining

The World of Food: West Africa

World of Food

Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa.

The World of Food: Ramadan

World of Food

Beginning with the first sighting of the crescent moon this past Saturday evening, Muslims all over the world celebrated the end of the holy month of Ramadan and commence the month of Shawwal in th

Pub Royale

Check, Please!

A pub with a large selection of beers on tap. Their Anglo-Indian fare is a mix of old favorites with new and exciting dishes.

Miss Saigon

Check, Please!

Miss Saigon aims to bring fresh authentic Vietnamese food to its customers. They bring classic flavors along with new ones seen in Saigon today. BYOB

Italian Village

Check, Please!

This is one of Chicago’s oldest restaurants and it is still run by the original Capitanini family. A classic Italian menu is complemented by a professional and knowledgeable staff servin

Nico Osteria

Check, Please!

Located at the Thompson Hotel, Nico Osteria delivers an inviting dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes house-made pasta and the freshest seafood.


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...