Science & Nature

After Weekend Snowfall, Forecast Calls for Another 2 to 3 Inches During Monday Morning Commute

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, snowfall totals measured 3.6 inches at Midway Airport,... Read More


What Lies Ahead for COVID-19 After Omicron Peak?

We’re about to enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. And with news... Read More

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coming up

POV: Not Going Quietly

A rising star in progressive politics and new father, Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. After a chance encounter with a powerful Senator on an airplane catapults him to fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation movement for universal healthcare, in a journey that transforms his belief in what is possible for the country and for his family.


Arthur Is Ending After 25 Years With the Characters Grown Up

After 25 years on air, Arthur is coming to close with a finale that reveals the characters grown up and the future that awaits them.



Independent Lens: A Reckoning in Boston

What happens when you discover that your assumptions are flawed? A white filmmaker starts his academic inquiry by documenting low-income, adult students of color at the Clemente Course in Boston.

A Reckoning in Boston


Vote in the 2021 Viewer’s Choice Bowl

What was your favorite show in 2021? Cast your vote today!

Viewer's Choice

For parents

How to Make the Most of Your Local Library

Something magical occurs when you introduce a child to the library.

Mother and daughter at library.
The exterior of the Harvey Public Library


‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Harvey

In recent years, Harvey has faced financial issues and political infighting, and it’s grappling with poverty, unemployment and crime. But officials and community leaders here say they're working to turn it around. 

Greek Chicken from 'Cook's Country.' Photo: Joe Keller


Greek Chicken from 'Cook's Country'

Approximate a legendary Chicago chicken dish: the lemony, herbed chicken Kalamata from Lincoln Park's Athenian Room.


Tracing Ida B. Wells' Footsteps in Chicago

Did you see the new Ida B. Wells Barbie? For most of her life, Wells made Chicago her home and the battleground for her continued fight for justice. 

A man on stage with the arm of a large octopus puppet.

Arts & Entertainment

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Returns

The Chicago International Puppet Festival returns for 10 days. We spoke with Blair Thomas, the behind-the-scenes puppet master who pulled a lot of strings to keep this festival on the calendar.

Daniel Tiger and his buddies.

For parents

Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

Turns out, not all TV is bad for your kids. Research shows watching Daniel Tiger helps teach social skills to preschoolers. Empathy, recognizing emotions, and social confidence are part of what makes up “school readiness.”



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