Does This Illinois Law Protect Workers Who Defy COVID Mandates?

Teachers, police officers are others who are refusing to get the coronavirus... Read More

Crime & Law

Prosecutors: Evidence ‘Clear’ Ex-Northwestern Professor Is Responsible for Grisly Murder

Monday marked the first day of Wyndham Lathem’s trial, which began more than... Read More

Billy and Jimmy Carter

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In Their Own Words: Jimmy Carter

Hear the inspiring story of a long-shot outsider who fought his way to the top office in the world, beat the odds against him again and again, and never looked back in his quest to better the lives of millions. 


Pati Jinich's Almond Tres Leches Cake

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Almond Tres Leches cake from Pati Jinich.

Almond Tres Leches Cake

Latino Voices

Puerto Rican Festival Returns

After taking a year and a half off due to the pandemic, the Puerto Rican Festival has returned for its 39th year in Humboldt Park.

Puerto Rican Festival

The Great Chicago Fire

Investigating the Cause of the Fire

An official inquiry finds that Catherine O’Leary was not at fault for the fire.

An innocent calf

For parents

Oil and Water Experiment: Fireworks in a Jar

Create fireworks in a jar for a fun afternoon project and start a conversation about why oil and water do not mix.

Fireworks in a Jar
Marijuana plants growing in a green house

Crime & Law

State Partners With Legal Aid Network to Expunge Cannabis-Related Records

More than two years after a state law legalizing recreational marijuana was passed, an estimated 34,000 Illinoisans are still waiting to have their cannabis records expunged, according to the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council.

Lesley Manville as book editor Susan Ryeland in 'Magpie Murders.' Photo: Bernard Walsh


Masterpiece's Magpie Murders

Masterpiece has revealed photos from an adaptation of the popular Anthony Horowitz mystery novel of the same name coming to PBS next year.

Julia Child on The French Chef


The French Chef with Julia Child

WTTW Passport members can learn to cook crepes, boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, and more from Julia Child in episodes from her classic show.

Kamau Murray, founder of the XS Tennis and Education Foundation. (WTTW News)

Arts & Entertainment

Tennis Festival Brings Pro Players to Chicago’s South Side

Tennis fans have the opportunity to catch some top professionals this week at the Chicago Tennis Festival. We meet the tournament’s promoter to learn more about his mission to give kids an opportunity to thrive.

Strawberry oat bars

For parents

Kitchen Explorers

"It’s remarkable how childhood memories of certain foods I enjoyed have a way of resurfacing and connecting me to my past. Memories of strawberry oat bars bring distinctive memories of my old childhood neighborhood."

Paradisus Playa del Carmen

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Play in Playa del Carmen

Fun in the sun awaits with this five-night vacation for two at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen. Your luxury all-inclusive experience includes 22 restaurants and bars, beautiful beaches, and endless entertainment. Discover one of Mexico’s must-see destinations, renowned for its beaches, coral reefs, and inspiring Mayan ruins. Enter today for a chance to win!

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