Illinois State Legislators Reach Bipartisan Deal to Pay Off Unemployment Fund Debt

On Tuesday, leaders announced a bipartisan plan, which also has the backing... Read More

Crime & Law

Ex-Employee of Cook County Land Bank Authority Charged in Wire Fraud Scheme to Buy, Sell Properties

Mustafaa Saleh, 36, was charged through a criminal information in federal... Read More

West Side Story dancers.

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Great Performances - Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

Explore the role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the American musical. Narrated by Joel Grey and featuring the classic shows of Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and more.


A Running List of Food Events in Chicago this Winter

We’ve compiled a list of food events that we’ll update as winter goes on.

Winter beverage.


What to Watch in December

December is holiday season, and we've got a Mary Berry-palooza of festive specials to help you celebrate.

Mary Berry


Nature: Santa's Wild Home

Get an intimate look at the wildlife of Lapland.


For parents

7 Fun Photo Ideas to Try With Your Family

Everyone has a unique point of view about what makes their family and community special.

Child making silly faces.
A car in Chicago covered in snow

Science & Nature

Chicago Winter Parking Ban Takes Effect Thursday. What To Know Before You’re Towed

Starting Dec. 1, Chicago’s overnight parking ban takes effect on 107 miles of streets, snow or no snow, from 3-7 a.m. daily through April 1.


It Was a Busy Month for Illinois Politics. Take Our November News Quiz

Between Election Day and more candidates entering the race for Chicago mayor, it was a busy month for politics. Take our November News Quiz to see how much you know.
Mary Berry toasting with champagne in front of a Christmas tree


What to Watch in December

We've got a Mary Berry-palooza of festive specials to help you celebrate the holidays, along with a slate of Chicago-related documentaries on a Nobel Prize winner, education and gentrification, and an architect.

Sandra Cisneros reading from her new book of poetry.

Arts & Entertainment

Acclaimed Writer Sandra Cisneros on New Poetry, Chicago Roots

Sandra Cisneros visited her hometown for a reading of her new book at the Field Museum. “Woman Without Shame” is her first published collection of poems in 28 years.

Girl playing in the rain

For Parents

Earth and Sky

Young children are naturally curious about nature and the outdoor environment. When given the opportunity, they love to investigate earth’s materials — sand, dirt, water and rocks. They are aware of daily weather conditions — that weather changes from day to day — and they associate weather with related clothing and activities.


Join the WTTW Kids Club

Benefits for this special membership level include, a Kids Club Birthday Card from your child’s favorite WTTW Kids character, a WTTW Kids Club Card that gives you access to special discounts, events, and more!

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