Silver Carp

Asian Carp Caught 9 Miles from Lake

An 8-pound live Asian carp was discovered beyond an electric barrier designed to keep the invasive fish from reaching Lake Michigan. Learn more about it.

Molten Chocolate and Salted Caramel Puddings from The Great British Baking Show.

Happy Chocolate Pudding Day

Celebrate with a recipe for Molten Chocolate and Salted Caramel Puddings (the English kind) from season 1 of The Great British Baking Show.

Help our Kelp

Play Help our Kelp

The kelp needs your help! Work with Ripple to sort and clear the starfish out of the Kelp Forest. Be sure to keep an eye on the clock and look for help along the way.

Sheraton New York Times Square

Win a Manhattan Adventure

Enter today for your chance to win a five-night stay at the tony Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Enjoy the city’s greatest sights just steps from your door.


Illinois in ‘Dire Straits’ and Leaders, Governor Can’t Even Agree to Meet

Chicago Tonight

An updated “doomsday” picture offered by Comptroller Susana Mendoza: Without a budget in place soon, she won’t be able to write checks to pay for the most basic of services come August.

Outsider to Review Cook County Assessment Process

Chicago Tonight

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says embattled Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, a close political ally, has agreed to an outside evaluation of the property tax assessment process.

Teachers Union Merger Could Give Educators a Leg Up in Negotiations

Chicago Tonight

Who wins and who loses if a local charter teachers union merges with CTU? Local labor education professor Robert Bruno takes a look at the proposed merger—and the possible impact on CPS.

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

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Molten Puddings


Happy Chocolate Pudding day! Instead of eating the American version, why not try a gussied-up British kind from The Great British Baking Show?

'Prime Suspect: Tennison' Recap: It's a Man's World


Jane Tennison is eager and avid, but her male superiors expect little from her except for her to do their dishes and serve them tea and biscuits.

'Grantchester' Recap: A Murder of Crows


As Sidney and Geordie investigate the murder of a doctor, Sidney begins to receive ominous warnings in the form of phone calls and a dead crow.

Food & Dining

Peach's on 47th

Check, Please!

A bright and airy breakfast and lunch spot serving Southern staples and new takes on traditional fare.

Angry Crab

Check, Please!

Angry Crab brings California to Chicago. Enjoy amazing creole flavors in a west coast styled crab boil.

Mott Street

Check, Please!

Mott Street serves an Asian-inspired night-market menu. It’s served family-style in an eclectic atmosphere. Brunch is served Sundays.


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.

The Vietnam War: An Evening with Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Thursday, September 7, 2017

You’re invited to an exclusive evening with Ken Burns and his directing and producing partner Lynn Novick and be among the first to preview and discuss their new 10-part opus THE VIETNAM WAR.