Politics

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Economic Package Deal; House to Vote Next

The estimated $740 billion package heads next to the House, where lawmakers... Read More

Politics

As New Illinois Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Are Issued, Focus Turns to Industry Equity

According to the state, of the business selected for the cannabis licenses,... Read More

Nelson Chamisa

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POV: President

Zimbabwe is at a crossroads. The new leader of the opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa, is challenging the old guard, ZANU-PF, represented by the acting president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The 2018 Zimbabwean general election serves as the ultimate test for both the ruling party and for the opposition. How will they interpret democracy in a post-Mugabe era – in discourse and in practice?  

WTTW Food

Buckwheat Brownies

Get a sneak-peak at a forthcoming cookbook from James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade with a recipe for buckwheat brownies.

Buckwheat Brownies

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Chicago on Vacation: Galena

With its cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and occasional brushes with Civil War-era re-enactors, Galena, Illinois often feels like a step back in time.

Galena streetscape.

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For parents

7 Ideas to Get Creative on a Family Walk

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and we are craving some outdoors time.

Family on a walk
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Business

Sixth Chicago-Area Starbucks Votes to Unionize, Joining More than 200 Across US

The coffee shop, located at Lincoln and Jersey avenues on the border of North Park and West Ridge, is located in the Lincoln Village shopping center. It’s now the sixth Chicago-area Starbucks to vote for unionization – and among more than 200 around the nation to unionize so far.

Ribfest Chicago. Photo: Steven E. Gross/Ribfest Chicago

Food

15 Chicago Food Events to Dig into this August

If you like garlic, corn, ribs, sangria, and much more, there are a variety of food events for you to enjoy in and around Chicago this month.

Chicago's freight tunnels

History

The Great Loop Flood of 1992

Why does Chicago have a freight tunnel system? Explore the strange tunnels that played a big role in the 1992 Loop flood.

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Arts & Entertainment

Building Bridges, Not Barriers: Interfaith Summit in Chicago a Call to Action

Next week, Chicago will host the Interfaith Leadership Summit. For 23 years, the event has brought together students and educators from across the country to promote religious pluralism.

Boy playing a game in the car.

For kids

Free Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids

Is your family ready to travel farther from home this summer? More travel can lead to more waiting, riding, or flying time. That can be tough for a young child — they’ll want something fun to do! Ease their boredom and wiggles with a mix of some favorite on-screen and off-screen activities from PBS KIDS for your next road trip.

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The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is endlessly versatile, exceptionally capable, and the embodiment of style, technology, and comfort. You’ll be wowed by its stunning design, premium interior, and features that take Subaru’s legendary safety to a whole new level.

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