Rick Bayless.

Chicago Gourmet Turns 10

The upscale food fest Chicago Gourmet turns 10 this year, and they’re going to crank up the party. Among the highlights: a Rick Bayless dinner on the 606 trail.

Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel on Vietnam

Listen to excerpts from archival interviews as Studs talks to a Vietnam soldier turned protester and a Vietnamese Buddhist monk on our Vietnam site.

Boy thinking

3 Things We Should Teach Our Kids

When you become a parent, you also become a teacher and there’s one thing parents should teach their kids but rarely do – basic brain-related concepts.

Katharine McPhee

See Katharine McPhee Perform Live

Renowned for her powerhouse presence and show-stopping performances, Katharine McPhee will perform live in the WTTW Studios. Reserve your spot today.


Is Chicago Really the ‘False Confession Capital’?

Chicago Tonight

According to data from the National Registry of Exonerations, Illinois has a false confession rate more than three times higher than the national average.

How Dana Holland Became the Country’s First Double Exoneree

Chicago Tonight

More than 2,000 exoneration cases are on record in the U.S., according to the National Registry of Exonerations.

CTU Calls on Emanuel to Fire Claypool After Leaked Watchdog Report

Chicago Tonight

Calls for the ouster of CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and General Counsel Ronald Marmer come on the heels of a leaked report alleging Marmer violated the district’s ethics code.

UChicago Study Reveals Tectonic Shift in Chronology of Earth’s History

Chicago Tonight

A new study suggests that Earth’s tectonic plates began moving 3.5 billion years ago – about half a billion years earlier than previously thought.

The Week in Review: Governor, Mayor Work Together on Amazon Bid

Chicago Tonight

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel set aside their differences to lure Amazon’s  second headquarters. Candidates line up for Illinois attorney general.

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

Milk Street's Pumpkin Tart Recipe


Celebrate the first day of fall on September 22 with a recipe for an airy pumpkin tart from Milk Street, the new global project from Christopher Kimball, formerly of America's Test Kitchen. Milk St

From the Archive: The Chicago River


The upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer explores the river today.

Chicago's First Mexican Church


A century ago, Mexicans first began settling in Chicago as laborers in the steel mills, packinghouses, and on the railroads.

Geoffrey Baer's Boats


In the upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, Geoffrey boards six diverse vessels to explore Chicago's waterways by boat.

From the Archive: A Vietnam Veteran Turned Protester


Hear excerpts from a 1977 Studs Terkel interview with Ron Kovic, the author of the best-selling memoir Born on the Fourth of July, which became an Oliver Stone film.

Food & Dining

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

New England Seafood Company

Check, Please!

It is the Boston waterfront in the middle of Lakeview!  Enjoy fresh seafood, served in abundance and at a great price at this counter service eatery.

Café Marie-Jeanne

Check, Please!

Café Marie-Jeanne is a cozy French café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a wine bar and a deli counter.

La Sirena Clandestina

Check, Please!

A variety of Latin American flavors make up the menu at La Sirena Clandestina. Traditional dishes are kicked-up a notch with bold flavor combinations.


Check, Please!

Sushi and incredible ramen are on the menu at Wasabi. Tonkotsu broth is simmered for over 40 hours to create delicious ramen dishes.

Norman's Bistro

Check, Please!

Norman's Bistro offers a jazzy vibe and delicious food.


Free Screening & Discussion- My Neighborhood: Pilsen

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of My Neighborhood: Pilsen. This engaging new 1-hour documentary is an intimate street-level look at what community engagement and activism has done for one Chicago neighborhood: Pilsen. Playing like a street mural come to life, six Pilsen residents share their personal stories to illustrate how the residents of this predominantly Mexican-American working class community have organized to address the societal issues facing their community, ranging from housing to health care to education and citizenship. 

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Live!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WTTW invites you to take a private tour inside the world of Milk Street (premiering Saturday, September 9 at 4:00 pm on WTTW) with founder and host Christopher Kimball. Purchase Tickets


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...