Advocates Say Cleanup of Coal Ash at Northwest Indiana Power Plant Leaves Regional Water Supply at Risk

Northern Indiana Public Service Company is retiring the 130-acre Michigan... Read More

Science & Nature

NASA Spacecraft Collided With Asteroid Monday Evening in Unprecedented Dress Rehearsal for Real Killer Rock

A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an... Read More

Carl Rowan with Vice President Lyndon Johnson, 1963.

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American Experience: The American Diplomat

Discover how three Black diplomats broke racial barriers at the US State Department during the Cold War. Asked to represent the best of American ideals abroad while facing discrimination at home, they left a lasting impact on the Foreign Service.


The U.S. and the Holocaust

The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed (1942-  ): The public sees for the first time the sheer scale of the Holocaust and begins to reckon with its reverberations.  



A Recipe for a Cambodian Dip Redolent of Childhood

Prahok Ktiss reminds Mona Sang, the chef and owner of Khmai Fine Dining in Rogers Park, of childhood.

Prahok Ktiss


Celebrate Upton Sinclair’s Birthday

Writer and muckraker Upton Sinclair was born on this day 144 years ago. Here are 7 looks at the impact of his work.

Upton Sinclair

For parents

Great Picture Books About Grandparents

Grandparents can play a big role in children’s lives. They can share advice, and adventures, and pass on family traditions, too!   

A boy and his grandpa.
The Luna Blues Machine

Arts & Entertainment

Featuring Chicago Sisters, The Luna Blues Machine Blends Genres and Harmonies for Unique Sound

Sisters Belinda and Maritza Cervantes say they use something like a word salad to describe their sound — urban folk, brown soul, Latin soul, acoustic hip-hop.

Los Lobos. Photo: Piero F Giunti


WTTW's 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

Hispanic Heritage Month is here, starting the day before Mexican Independence Day on September 15 and running through October 15. Discover our celebratory programming.

Lucienne and Van der Valk in season 2


Van der Valk is Back

Van der Valk and his team are back to investigate more erudite, highly staged and complicated crimes in Amsterdam with a second season.

Hōkūle’a Academy of Polynesian Arts

Arts & Entertainment

Local Couple Gets Chicagoans Hip to Polynesian Dance

In stage performances and in the studio, the couple behind Jefferson Park’s Hōkūle’a Academy of Polynesian Arts tells their love story through dance.

"How Many Seeds are in a Pumpkin?" book cover

for kids

13 Children’s Books for Celebrating Fall

Cooler weather, pumpkins, colorful leaves everywhere. A new season has arrived, and it’s my favorite! When fall comes around, my kids and I like to play in piles of leaves, go to the pumpkin patch, and get ready for a new school year. As we say goodbye to summer, let’s share the wonders of autumn with these 13 fall-themed children’s books.

Big Green Egg Grill

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Fall Early Bird Prize: Big Green Egg Grill Package

The Large Big Green Egg is more than just a grill. It’s a complete outdoor cooking system. It has the capacity to smoke a 20-pound turkey or roast six chickens and the versatility to perfectly cook appetizers, entrees, pizza, desserts, and more. Easy to start, use, and clean, and covered by a lifetime warranty, the Big Green Egg will be your favorite culinary companion for years to come. Enter by October 10 to win!

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