Chicago Fire Department Rules ‘Insufficient’ to Prevent Discrimination, Sexual Harassment: Watchdog

Policies governing the Chicago Fire Department—which is 90% male and 66%... Read More


Use Half of Federal Relief Package to Cancel ‘Scoop-and-Toss’ Borrowing, Chief Financial Officer Urges

Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to set aside about half of the $1.9 billion the... Read More

Princess Diana

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Diana, 7 Days

This landmark documentary tells the inside story of the tumultuous and unprecedented week that followed the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, exploring how she came to have such an extraordinary effect on the nation and people around the world.


Ten Simple Rules to Make Science More Inclusive

Women and people of color are severely underrepresented in STEM.

Dr. Raychelle Burks, a St. Edward's University chemist


Frontline: American Insurrection

Examining how far-right groups were emboldened and encouraged by former President Trump.



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For parents

13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity

Check out this list of books to read together as a family.

Cover illustration from I Believe I Can
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (WTTW News)


Chicago’s Mental Health Care Plan Invests in Services, Not Yet Reopening Clinics

In 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration closed half of the city’s clinics. Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on reopening the centers but has focused her tenure so far on investing in organizations that provide mental health services.

Dr. Raychelle Burks, a St. Edward's University chemist, in 'NOVA: Picture a Scientist'

Science & Nature

'Ten Simple Rules' to Make Science More Inclusive

A DePaul University environmental scientist offers suggestions on how to broaden participation in STEM amongst underrepresented groups. 

Ebony Scott of the Family Independence Initiative in her FIRSTHAND Talk. Photo: Ken Carl/WTTW


Five Ideas That Can Change the Conversation About Poverty

As part of WTTW's FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, five experts offer their take on issues related to poverty. Here are some takeaways.

La Criolla (WTTW News)


Since 1957, La Criolla Has Brought Latin Flavor to Chicago

When Avelino Maldonado started his spice distribution company in Chicago, the biggest waves of Latino immigrants had yet to arrive. Sixty-four years later, Latinos comprise nearly 30% of the city’s population, and La Criolla’s new owners hope to bring their Latin flavor to another generation of cooks.

Two kids looking at a globe.

For parents

How to Make Geography Part of Your Child's World

The most valuable piece of art in our house is a cheap, colorful map of the United States that hangs above our kitchen table. As a learning tool, it's priceless. Over the years, we've used that map to play geography games and dream about future travels.

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