Judge Won’t Extend Order Preventing Police Union President from Bashing City’s Vaccine Mandate

Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan on Monday evening denied a request seeking... Read More


Effort to Roll Back Vaccine Mandate Blocked as Police Union President Vows Retribution

Authored by Alds. Silvana Tabares (23rd Ward) and Anthony Napolitano (41st... Read More

American Veteran

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American Veteran: The Calling

American Veteran is a four-part documentary series tracing the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities. From the citizen-soldiers returning from the Revolution to today’s warrior class, it is a deeply moving story, illuminating the veteran experience and drawing civilian viewers into an unfamiliar culture.

Inventing Improv

Chicago Performers on Today’s Improv Scene

People move to Chicago every year to try their hand at improvisational comedy.

Improvisers Javid Iqbal and Sheri Flanders


Baptiste Recap: Season 2 Episode 2

The capture of someone involved with the disappearance of Emma's family leads to the release of a hostage video.


world of food

Fall Flavors – Caramel

“Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn is not invited to my house for dinner.” --Ruth Reichl


For parents

No-Sew Elinor Costume

Elinor is a sweet and curious bunny rabbit who goes on scientific adventures with her friends. 

Girl in Elinor costume.
The flags of Mexico and Ecuador


Illinois Way Forward Act Maps New Path for Immigrants

In August, Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed into law, the Illinois Way Forward Act. Among the changes are stronger protections for immigrants and an effective discontinuation of federal detention centers in Illinois by 2022.

Viola Spolin. Courtesy: Viola Spolin Estate

Chicago Stories

Inventing Improv

Chicago isn't just a capital city of comedy; the roots of improvisation can be found in a surprising place here. Learn about the origins of improv.

Will and Geordie interview suspects in 'Grantchester.' Photo: Masterpiece and Kudos

Recap & Stream

Catch Up on Grantchester

A quiet night-shift turns into a long investigation when some American servicemen are brought in, in the latest episode of Grantchester.

The Chicago Sky WNBA team celebrating at their Championship Rally. (Courtesy of the WNBA)

Arts & Entertainment

How the Sky’s Championship Win is Inspiring Chicago Athletes

The city is still celebrating the Chicago Sky’s historic win. After the Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 80 to 74, it was an exciting and significant victory for the city, fans, and women athletes.

Pipe cleaner pumpkins

For parents

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

Jet and his friends are super excited about growing pumpkins for the upcoming Halloween pumpkin contest. But as they wait for their pumpkins to grow, they notice that each one is growing differently. Some are larger than others, and some are different colors!



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