Chicago River: March 17, 2012 (Max Talbot-Minkin / Flickr)


Watch as 40 pounds of vegetable dye transform the Chicago River into a vibrant, lime green hue for the city's annual River Dyeing before the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Martha Stewart's Irish soda bread

Martha's Irish Soda Bread

No celebration of St. Patrick's Day is complete without some delectable Irish soda bread, all the better if it's homemade and easy. Pair it with corned beef and a Guinness and enjoy!

Jet's Planet Pinball

Play Jet’s Planet Pinball

It’s pinball time! There are 8 planets in our solar system and they all orbit around the sun. Jet needs your help putting them all in the right order. Ready, Jet, Go!

Pot o' Green Drawing.

Pot o’ Green Drawing

You’ll be seeing GOLD when you win up to $25,000 in the WTTW Pot o’ Green Drawing! Buy an entry for yourself, or buy as a group with some friends. You’ll be seeing green!


Blistering Grand Opera ‘Sweeney Todd’ at Theo Ubique’s Tiny Storefront

Chicago Tonight

This is a scorching production that is all the more potent for its extreme, immersive intimacy. Read the full review.

Rauner Vetoes ‘Onerous’ Gun Dealer Licensing Bill

Chicago Tonight

A bill that would have placed more regulations on gun dealers goes down with the stroke of a pen in Springfield.

Rare Comet Moth Emerges From Cocoon at Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago Tonight

A brightly colored moth rarely seen in the U.S. (and bigger than a human hand) emerged from its cocoon Friday at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – but you better get there fast if you want to see it.

Write-In Candidates for MWRD Shed Light on Complicated Election Law

Chicago Tonight

Just how complicated is election law? An unexpected opening on the Cook County primary ballot offers some insight.

CPS CEO: No Discipline for Students Participating in Protest Wednesday

Chicago Tonight

Students from dozens of schools across the city are planning to take part in a 17-minute walkout Wednesday morning, with each minute representing a life lost during the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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

Simple Scones from 'The Great British Baking Show'


It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe from The Great British Baking Show instead.

The Rivalry Fueling Middle Eastern Conflict


The correspondent and producer of Frontline's Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia explains his understanding of the great regional rivalry fueling Middle Eastern conflicts, in which Iran and Saudi Arabia fight proxy wars without battle ever touch

From the Archive: Mister Rogers


In 1985, Mister Rogers appeared on Chicago Tonight to discuss 30 years on television and offer some wisdom in his characteristic thoughtful manner.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap


Victoria is forced to choose between two loved ones who begin to quarrel while Peel engages in the political fight of his life, one he fears will end his career. Drummond and Alfred wrestle with their future, but a dramatic event everything.

The Chinese New Year Begins


It's the most important holiday for Chinese people across the globe and spurs the largest human migration in the world. What are some of the traditions, superstitions, and symbols associated with the fifteen days of celebration?


Food & Dining

The World of Food: Gelatin

World of Food

This refreshing and versatile “jiggly” food has long enjoyed its status as America’s most popular prepared dessert — a staple at neighborhood summer potlucks due to its bright colors and compatibility with fruits and whipped cream.

Caponies Express

Check, Please!

Three words: Wood. Burning. Pizza.

The English Room

Check, Please!

The English Room is fine dining located in the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore.

Gorditas Aguascalientes

Check, Please!

Gorditas Aguascalientes is a cafeteria style restaurant with authentic Mexican dishes.

Owen & Engine

Check, Please!

The British inspired Owen & Engine offers classic English pub food and a rotating menu of tap and craft beers. Ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced.


Check, Please!

Beatrix offers a menu of American favorites with in a vibrant, high-energy atmosphere.


Brit Floyd in Concert at Chicago Theatre

Friday, March 23, 2018

Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to Chicago to present its Space & Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular light show, and an even bigger stage production. 

WTTW presents FREE screening: “Dolores”

Saturday, March 24, 2018

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.


Ready Jet Go!

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.