Education

Elected Chicago School Board Bill Passes Illinois House, Now on to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 70-41 to approve... Read More

Crime & Law

Anjanette Young Feels ‘Betrayed’ by Mayor Lightfoot in Lawsuit Over Botched Raid

In the six months since Anjanette Young and Mayor Lori Lightfoot sat down... Read More

Boy receiving polio vaccine

coming up

Polio Crusade: American Experience

Discover the story of the dreaded disease that gripped the nation in fear, leaving thousands paralyzed. The film weaves personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of the ardent crusader who tirelessly fought against it.

playlist

The Chicago Author Who Wrote the First American Novel to Feature Gay Themes

Henry Blake Fuller isn't necessarily a well-known name in literature.

Henry Blake Fuller

Stream

Us: Inside Look

Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, and more give an inside look at creating the all-new family drama.

Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves

Passport

Watch Ken Burns's Baseball

An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. Get Passport today for on-demand access.

Baseball player

For parents

Making Father's Day About Real Fatherhood

Father’s Day is a day of love, joy and a celebration of what it means to be a father. How best can we celebrate fathers and honor all caregivers?

Dad and daughter.
Pipes for Keystone Pipeline in 2009. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Shannon Patrick

Business

Why a Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline is Drawing Controversy

Supporters say the pipeline could provide economic growth for the area, but there are concerns about the environmental impact.

Henry Blake Fuller and his novel 'Bertram Cope's Year'

Arts & Entertainment

The Chicago Author Who Pioneered Gay Themes in Literature

Henry Blake Fuller isn't necessarily a well-known name in literature, but one of his books is considered to be one of the first American novels to feature gay characters.

Ida B. Wells in 1920 Credit: University of Chicago Photographic Archive, [apf1-08642], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

History

The Accomplishments of Ida B. Wells

Tireless campaigner for civil and women's rights, journalist, speaker, founder of civic institutions: Ida B. Wells did a lot.

Chicago House Music Festival. Courtesy of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Arts & Entertainment

House Music Heading Back to ‘Hoods Where It All Began, As City Announces New Summer Series

Free events are set to pop up in neighborhoods where the house music genre and culture sprung up in the early 1980s.

Mom and child.

For parents

11 Simple Self-Care Habits for Kids

Self-care isn’t selfish — it’s a basic need of being human! By teaching your child simple acts of self-care and including nurturing routines into your family life, you can show that taking care of ourselves, and each other, is important. Creating healthy habits of rest at a young age empowers kids to continue to be resilient in all life brings. What a gift to give your kids!

Bear swimming

Membership

Ready to Venture Out?

COVID restrictions are starting to ease, but some of us aren't quite ready to fully embrace venturing out of our comfort zones. If the programming on WTTW has been a constant and welcome companion while social distancing, please consider making a donation and becoming a member. All contributions help to support the programming you appreciate and rely on.

Thanks to our sponsors.

Learn more about advertising & sponsorship on WTTW.