Why Do Animals Play?

From siblings with snowballs to wrestling chimps, playful behavior is usually easy to spot. The question of why humans and animals play is less apparent.

Last Tango in Halifax with Sarah Lancashire, Anne Reid, and Derek Jacobi. Photo: BBC/Red Productions/Matt Squire

'Last Tango in Halifax' Holiday Special

Did you catch the first part of the Last Tango in Halifax holiday special last night? Recap or stream it here, before part two airs next week.

Keep the “Happy” in the Holidays!

With parties, family commitments, and inconsistent schedules, little kids can experience stress during the holiday season. Here are tips to keep it happy.

Celebrate with Fresh Flowers

Send beautiful flowers to loved ones and friends, like the Holiday Cheer Bouquet. WTTW Members receive 15% off FTD bouquets.


Janice Jackson: What Does CPS’ Newest Leader Bring to the Table?

Chicago Tonight

A former educator and principal, the Chicago native will attempt to bring stability to Chicago Public Schools’ tumultuous CEO position.

List of Top 200 Pension Earners Shows Potential for Big Payouts

Chicago Tonight

A taxpayer watchdog group releases a list of the top 200 pension earners in Chicago, and all of them make more than six figures annually. But are high benefits the only reason Chicago taxpayers are drowning in red ink?

How Men Misunderstand Sexual Consent

Chicago Tonight

A new study looks at how young men view sexual interactions – and finds that some have difficulty understanding whether a woman is giving consent to have sex.

UChicago, Surfrider Foundation Team Up Against U.S. Steel

Chicago Tonight

Surfer environmentalists and the University of Chicago intend to sue U.S. Steel over toxic Lake Michigan spills after it twice released more than the allowable quantity of a cancer-causing chemical into the waters this year.

Chicago Gets Dressed Up For the Holidays

Chicago Tonight

Around Chicago, windows decorated for the holidays are a sure sign that Christmas is on its way. Meet a local artist whose festive fancies could be swirling across a storefront in your neighborhood.

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Food & Dining

The World of Food: Gingerbread

World of Food

What food is a winter holiday mainstay, contains an ingredient with proven medicinal qualities, and is often used as a building material?

Pete Miller's

Check, Please!

Pete Miller’s will take you back to a bygone era of smooth jazz music, perfectly prepared steaks and chops, incredible seafood dishes and an enticing cocktail program.

Tiztal Cafe

Check, Please!

Tiztal Café is a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant serving breakfast and lunch every day. They are known for their oatmeal shake.

New Star

Check, Please!

The family-owned New Star has been in business for over 60 years. They serve Chinese-American cuisine and have added Thai and Japanese fare to their menu.

Athenian Room

Check, Please!

Athenian Room is a delightful casual Greek dining experience in Lincoln Park. The kalamata Greek chicken is the signature dish to try in this over 40 year old restaurant.


Check, Please!

Ttowa means “come again” in Korean and you will for this traditional Korean cuisine with a modern twist.


Free Screening & Discussion: A Legacy of Hope

Saturday, January 20, 2018

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of A Legacy of Hope.

Fab Four in Concert at Arcada Theatre

Friday, February 9, 2018

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.


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...