As Plan for New Stadium in Arlington Heights Stalls, Bears Start Considering New Options

Building a stadium on the former Arlington Heights racetrack “is no longer... Read More


Edgewater Residents Call for Answers as City Eyes Broadway Armory as Possible Migrant Center

Broadway Armory Park is one of Chicago Park District’s largest indoor and... Read More

Roy Orbison in a September 1987 performance at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles.

Coming up

Roy Orbison & Friends - A Black and White Night

Filmed in black and white against the streamlined art deco stage of the since-demolished Cocoanut Grove in downtown Los Angeles, this triumphant performance for Roy Orbison is buoyed by a remarkable cast of 'A-list' Orbison fans who signed on as his accompanists. Under the direction of T-Bone Burnett, the stage band includes Jackson Browne, Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes, along with the rhythm section from Elvis Presley's fabled late 60s and early 70s touring band.


WTTW's 2023 Pride Month Programming

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month.

Little Richard


Nature - Pandas: Born to be Wild

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. 



What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour, a second season of another thriller, and a new detective show.


For parents

12 Creative Ways to Enjoy Reading This Summer

"As a kid, I’d lug a tote of books to the treehouse and sprawl out for hours, meeting new people and visiting exciting places without ever leaving my backyard."

Outdoor reading.
A garbage truck in an alley

Crime & Law

Rude Awakening: Tracking Illegal, Early Morning Trash Pickups

WTTW News saw private garbage hauler Groot making four separate pickups before 7 a.m. last week. It’s not just a nuisance — it’s illegal. Under Chicago’s noise ordinance, trash haulers are banned from work between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.


What to Watch in June

The final season of Endeavour provides drama and mystery, while Frontline and Independent Lens offer looks at American issues, and The Great American Recipe returns.

Little Richard in 1958, smiling with his arms up


WTTW's 2023 Pride Programming

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and features the Chicago Pride Parade at the end of the month. We have documentaries and shows to help you celebrate.

People walking down the street backlit by the sun


US Has Been Falling Behind on Life Expectancy for Decades, Study Shows

By 2019, the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and the highest-performing nation had grown to more than six years. The COVID-19 pandemic widened that gap even more.

Little girl eating watermelon.

For parents

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit (And Love It!)

If you think your kids aren’t eating enough fruit, you may be right. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 percent of children eat less than the recommended daily amount.

Couple looking at mobile device.


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