Crime & Law

Chicago Expanding 911 Alternative Response Pilot Into Southwest Side Communities

 “The expansion of the CARE program will ensure residents can be connected... Read More

Science & Nature

Memorial for Chicago’s Piping Plovers Monty and Rose Full of Joy, Hope: ‘It Doesn’t End Here’

On Wednesday evening, a memorial was held for the beloved piping plovers... Read More

1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire

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Chicago Stories: Downtown Disasters

Stories of two very different disasters that occurred in the heart of Chicago's Loop 90 years apart: First, the deadliest building fire in U.S. history: the 1903 Iroquois Theatre Fire. Caused by hasty construction, missing and faulty safety features, and a botched evacuation, the tragedy shocked the nation and gave rise to many safeguards still in place today. Then, the Great Loop Flood of 1992: a $2 billion disaster with zero casualties. 

Firsthand Talks

A Handshake Away

Chicago’s gun violence epidemic is tragic, but not random. Andrew Papachristos explains how the connected nature of cities and science can predict the next likely shooting victim.

Andrew Papachristos


A Sneak Peek at Season 2 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke

We finally have a date for the coming premiere of the second season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke.  

Miss Scarlet and the Duke


Lucy Worsley Investigates: Madness of King George

How did George III’s mental illness change Britain?  

Lucy Worsley

For parents

Creating Routines

For most of us, our lives involve a series of patterns and routines we perform almost every day.

Dad and son brushing teeth.
Confiscated assault rifles on a table (WTTW News)

Crime & Law

Calls for Assault Weapons Ban After Another Mass Shooting

So far this year there have been 24 shootings in K-12 schools across the country. A sobering statistic that Illinois' Senator Durbin gave in his opening remarks of a Senate Judiciary Committee today. Senators questioned President Biden's nominee for the director of the nation's top gun enforcement agency — a position that has been vacant for seven years.

Gottfried Pilsener


How Czechs Have Shaped Chicago's History

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Chicago had the third-largest Czech population in the world. Czechs were deeply involved in politics and labor, as the producers of a new documentary explain.

Eliza Scarlet and William Wellington in 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke' season 1. Photo: Masterpiece

Drama and Mystery

A Sneak Peek at Season 2 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke

We finally have a date for the coming premiere of the second season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke on as well as teaser looking ahead at the mystery, romance, and action. 

A man playing guitar on stage in front of a crowd at a street festival

Arts & Entertainment

12 Things to do This Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-30

Street fests, live music, craft brews and beach season usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago this weekend.

Illustration of the beach in the summertime.

For parents

Children’s Books for Summer Fun

Take a break from the heat with books. From sandy beach to city street, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them. Start with Beach by Elisha Cooper.

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