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.


Dennis Hastert Victim Scott Cross Speaks Out

Chicago Tonight

A law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last month eliminates the statute of limitations for criminal sexual assault against children. Fighting for that change was personal for Scott Cross.

Use-of-Force Training Begins for Chicago Police Officers

Chicago Tonight

Mental health awareness, cultural competency and human rights are just a handful of the new training requirements for Chicago police officers as part of the city’s efforts at police reform.

Better Batteries Hold Promise for a Sustainable Future

Chicago Tonight

Scientists around the world are working to develop the next generation of batteries. We speak with one who is leading the charge at Argonne National Laboratory.

Michelle Obama’s Former Chief of Staff Returns to Chicago

Chicago Tonight

Tina Tchen shares her memories and unique perspective from working in the White House for eight years.

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Grammy-Winning Violinist, Returns to Chicago

Chicago Tonight

The world-renowned violinist joins us in conversation and performance.

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

Eight Mind-Expanding Discoveries Made by NASA's Cassini Mission


NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for thirteen years, gathering data about the planet, its many unique moons, and its mysterious rings.

The Only Bank Prosecuted for the 2008 Financial Crisis


In 2015, Abacus Federal Savings Bank was the 2,651st largest bank in the United States. It's also the only U.S. bank prosecuted for the 2008 financial crisis.

'Endeavour' Recap: Science and Superstition


A cold case is re-opened when a millennia-old body is discovered near a rural village.

The People Who Bring Disney Films to Life


Even though they're the ones who create what you see and love in Disney films, animators, designers, and art directors aren't household names.

A Timely Reunion Across Four Decades and the Globe


Phil Seymour promised a young Vietnamese boy a watch while he was serving as a Marine near the boy's village.

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

Batter & Berries

Check, Please!

Batter & Berries is all about breakfast and brunch!   Enjoy 62 different varieties of French toast, homemade sausages, chicken & waffles as well as wraps made with all fresh ingre

Crosby's Kitchen

Check, Please!

Crosby’s Kitchen offers perfectly prepared American fare. The menu is simple and delicious; the cornbread appetizer is a favorite.


Check, Please!

Herb is Thai food reimagined. Their belief is that preparing fresh food helps lead a healthy lifestyle.


Check, Please!

MingHin offers authentic Cantonese classics and a wide variety of dim sum in the heart of Chicago’s China Town.

Greenhouse Inn

Check, Please!

A pleasant, cheerful place to relax and have lunch served by the friendliest wait-staff in town!


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...