James Blair Chicago Photo

New Book Celebrates Chicago Images

Inspired by one photo, the creators of Chicago: Classic Photographs agreed was the most classic ever taken of Chicago, they went looking for more. See which one.

Lula Café salad.

9 Essential Chicago Restaurants

Few people know Chicago’s food scene as well as David Manilow, the creator of Check, Please! and host of the web series Chat, Please! His nine essentials.

Arthur and his friends.

It's Game Time with Arthur

Play new games with Arthur and his friends! Choose from Family Fun History, Waldo Loves Muffy, Planet Pal, Treehouse Designer, Arthur Delivers.

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Learn more about how you can play an important role in our mission by volunteering your time, energy, and experience. Sign up today!


Manny’s Deli Celebrates 75 Years

Chicago Tonight

For decades, it’s been the one place in Chicago where you can get a giant serving of corned beef or pastrami, with some juicy political gossip on the side. 

Lee Bey on His New Role at DuSable Museum

Chicago Tonight

One of his goals is to create conversations around exhibits and programming that are relevant to historical subject matter, but also to the present.

Paul Meincke Nears End of Mississippi River Trip

Chicago Tonight

More than two months into a canoe trip along the Mississippi River, retired ABC7 reporter Paul Meincke and his friends have hit a few snags on their journey.

Mitigating Mosquitoes After Heavy Rain

Chicago Tonight

Heavy rains and record flooding in the Chicago area hatch a big concern: mosquitoes. With standing water as a breeding ground, more mosquitoes could be on the way.

Adler Astronomer Discovers Previously Invisible Star Formations

Chicago Tonight

A team led by Adler Planetarium astronomer Grace Wolf-Chase used a telescope instrument to discover infrared light undetectable to the human eye, revealing new stars in the Milky Way. 

Behind-the-Scenes, Previews, Recaps, Local History & More

'Remember Me' Recap: Scarborough Scare


Hannah's nightmares continue and begin to be all too real, while Tom has disappeared. Rob and Roshana are slowly uncovering hints about Tom's past – he's been lying about things.

'Grantchester' Recap: A Priest Apart


Sidney leaves Grantchester on a mission – but also to sort out his life. He finds himself an outsider in a gypsy camp, and when a murder involves an acquaintance he's the first suspect. Mrs.

9 Essential Chicago Restaurants from the Creator of 'Check, Please!'


Few people know Chicago's food scene as well as David Manilow.

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana


Our expansive Weekend in Havana website lets you explore Cuba's unique capital city. Plan a trip with a guided tour of the must-see highlights.

Joel Sartore: A Modern-Day Noah


Joel Sartore is the creator of the Photo Ark, a 25-year project to photograph every animal species in human care. He talked to us about the role of the Photo Ark and zoos in conservation.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: Ice Cream

World of Food

July is National Ice Cream Month, so designated by President Ronald Reagan back in 1984.


Check, Please!

Parachute offers a unique menu of Korean inspired dishes.

Nando Milano Trattoria

Check, Please!

Nando Milano is a classic Italian trattoria offering homemade pastas, breads and desserts. You will encounter excellent service and wine selection in a welcoming, casual setting.


Check, Please!

Dawali offers a classic Mediterranean menu. Enjoy falafel, shawerma, shish kabab and more. All are expertly prepared with fresh ingredients and made homemade daily.

Katy's Dumpling House

Check, Please!

Katy’s Dumpling house is an inviting space that features Chinese and Pan-Asian food. Their handmade noodles and dumplings are features on the menu.


Check, Please!

A counter-service smorgasbord of American comfort food served in a casual, classic space. Valois serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Chicago River Cruise with Geoffrey Baer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cruise down the Chicago River with Geoffrey Baer as your architectural docent! Eat dinner and enjoy the views while Geoffrey takes you on the best river architecture cruise in town aboard Chicago's Leading Lady. Boarding begins at 5:30pm.

Free Screening & Discussion- The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of excerpts from The Vietnam War by Ken Burns The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.