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!


2018 Governor’s Race Forum: Republican Jeanne Ives

Chicago Tonight

State Rep. Jeanne Ives is running an insurgent campaign to challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican gubernatorial primary on March 20. Hear about her campaign and plans for the state in our full video.

Democratic AG Candidates Say Madigan Should Step Down as Head of Party

Chicago Tonight

Political leaders of the fabled Chicago Democratic machine have lost public support from a group of lawyers, one of whom may in the near future be well-placed to do more than just talk about rooting out corruption.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Fires Ravinia, CSO Mainstay James Levine

Chicago Tonight

An extensive investigation found evidence the revered conductor, who was for years associated with the Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, committed sexual abuse and harassment, the New York Times reports.

From a Pop Music Odyssey to an Opera House Bernstein Tribute

Chicago Tonight

Reviews of two special productions that came to Chicago stages this past weekend: the world premiere of “Long Way Home” from hip-hop masters the Q Brothers Collective; and Lyric Opera’s celebration of Leonard Bernstein.

New Initiative Aims to Reduce Alcohol Use in Chicago Teens

Chicago Tonight

A citywide campaign seeks to curb underage drinking through public awareness and school policy reforms. “We don’t want schools to suspend students,” said Juan Padilla, a Voices of Youth in Chicago Education organizer.

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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.

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

El Nuevo Mexicano

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Authentic Mexican dishes are served in a pleasant atmosphere at El Nuevo Mexicano.

New Star

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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.

Mana Food Bar

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Mana Food Bar offers a global menu of vegan and vegetarian dishes that are surprising and delicious.

Trattoria No. 10

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Found in the theatre district of Chicago’s Loop, Trattoria No 10 offers a menu of locally sustainable meals made with the freshest ingredients.


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.