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.


In Pilsen, Monarch Butterflies a Source of Joy and Education

Chicago Tonight

How a Chicago community organization cultivates the scientific and cultural aspects of monarch butterflies.

What the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Would Mean for Illinois

Chicago Tonight

GOP officials seem optimistic that the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare can succeed, but critics say it will kick millions off the insurance rolls and drastically spike premiums for th

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Drew Peterson Murder Conviction

Chicago Tonight

The former Bolingbrook police officer had appealed his conviction in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Photos: Shedd Debuts Giant Sea Life Sculptures Made From Ocean Trash

Chicago Tonight

Sea creatures made from flip-flops, beach toys, water bottles and other plastic garbage that washed ashore are part of a new exhibit illuminating the proliferation of pollution in the world’s water

Brookfield Zoo to Unveil Statue of Beloved Cookie the Cockatoo

Chicago Tonight

The colorful bird who lived to the ripe old age of 83 had a global fan base and seemed to enjoy being the center of attention.

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

From the Archive: Siskel and Ebert on Vietnam Movies


In 1980, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel looked back on the films that tackled the Vietnam War, reviewing Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Hair, and, the one pro-war film, John Wayne's The Green Berets

Famous Artists Who Also Happen to Be Living Centenarians


The Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, responsible for the artistic look of Bambi and subject of a new American Masters documentary, lived to be 106 years old.

'Endeavour' Recap: The Curse of Bed 10


Both Superintendent Bright and an important informant are in the hospital, but there are rumors that their ward is cursed. Seemingly healthy patients keep dying in the same bed.

The Unexpected and Varied Oeuvre of Richard Linklater


You might have Richard Linklater pegged as a philosophizing director fixated on subdued, musing moments, but he's made a wide range of films.

What to Watch in September


There’s a huge amount of worthwhile TV out there nowadays, so we have some highlights from WTTW's Dan Soles, who programs WTTW's schedule.

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

J.P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop

Check, Please!

J.P. Graziano is not just the oldest Italian market in Chicago, but an amazing “old-school” Italian sub shop as well.


Check, Please!

Salero is an upscale yet casual dining spot serving the flavors of Spain.They serve a seasonal menu with an extensive beverage program.

Kingsbury St. Café

Check, Please!

Kingsbury St. Café is a delightfully simple lunch and brunch spot.

Takito Kitchen

Check, Please!

Takito Kitchen specializes in artisanal tacos and Mexican cuisine with surprising flavors. You’ll discover Middle Eastern and Asian inspired flavors in an eclectic and electric atmosphere.

The World of Food: Chocolate

World of Food

“Any month whose name contains the letters A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate.”
— Sandra Boynton


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...