Hebru Brantley’s Flyboys.

A New Art Show Takes Flight

The Elmhurst Art Museum has been taken over by youthful superheroes from the mind of Hebru Brantley. A preview of “Hebru Brantley: Forced Field.”

Steppenwolf Theatre

From the Archive: The Vietnam Era

Watch Siskel and Ebert discuss Vietnam films, Steppenwolf Theatre actors talk to veterans, and more material from our archive on our Vietnam War site.

Te dogs of Planet Pal

Planet Pal

Celebrate 20 years of Arthur and help the dogs of Planet Pal create patterns. The patterns get crazier as the game goes on! Are you ready to try some new ones?

Katharine McPhee

See Katharine McPhee Perform Live

Renowned for her powerhouse presence and show-stopping performances, Katharine McPhee will perform live in the WTTW Studios. Reserve your spot today.


What the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Would Mean for Illinois

Chicago Tonight

GOP officials seem optimistic that the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare can succeed, but critics say it will kick millions off the insurance rolls and drastically spike premiums for th

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Drew Peterson Murder Conviction

Chicago Tonight

The former Bolingbrook police officer had appealed his conviction in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

Photos: Shedd Debuts Giant Sea Life Sculptures Made From Ocean Trash

Chicago Tonight

Sea creatures made from flip-flops, beach toys, water bottles and other plastic garbage that washed ashore are part of a new exhibit illuminating the proliferation of pollution in the world’s water

Brookfield Zoo to Unveil Statue of Beloved Cookie the Cockatoo

Chicago Tonight

The colorful bird who lived to the ripep old age of 83 had a global fan base and seemed to enjoy being the center of attention.

Illinois and Amazon: A Test for the State’s Leaders

Chicago Tonight

A joint Chicago-Illinois delegation has returned from a scouting trip to Seattle, as the city and state attempt to lure Amazon’s second headquarters to Chicago.

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

From the Archive: The Chicago River


The upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer explores the river today.

Chicago's First Mexican Church


A century ago, Mexicans first began settling in Chicago as laborers in the steel mills, packinghouses, and on the railroads.

Geoffrey Baer's Boats


In the upcoming The Chicago River Tour with Geoffrey Baer, Geoffrey boards six diverse vessels to explore Chicago's waterways by boat.

From the Archive: A Vietnam Veteran Turned Protester


Hear excerpts from a 1977 Studs Terkel interview with Ron Kovic, the author of the best-selling memoir Born on the Fourth of July, which became an Oliver Stone film.

Eight Mind-Expanding Discoveries Made by NASA's Cassini Mission


NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for thirteen years, gathering data about the planet, its many unique moons, and its mysterious rings.

Food & Dining

The World of Food: Vietnam

World of Food

The latest film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, premieres on WTTW11 and wttw.com on Sunday, September 17.

Getta Polpetta

Check, Please!

It’s hard to miss a truck roaming around the streets of Chicago with a GIGANTIC mustache on the front bumper. This meatball mobile is truly one-of-a-kind and a hoot!

Estrella Negra

Check, Please!

A family owned business, Estrella Negra offers a wide variety of traditional Mexican dishes paired with a few surprises. Salsas are made fresh in house.

The World of Food: Burgers

World of Food

“Hamburgers, hamburgers, hamburgers hot; onions in the middle, pickle on top. Makes your lips go flippity flop.”
–Hamburger Charlie, food cart proprietor, 1885


Check, Please!

Enjoy an ever changing menu of locally sustainable organic ingredients in a fine dining atmosphere at Inovasi.

Preservation Bread & Wine

Check, Please!

Preservation Bread & Wine is located in the quaint town of Geneva.


Free Screening & Discussion- My Neighborhood: Pilsen

Saturday, September 23, 2017

  WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of My Neighborhood: Pilsen. This engaging new 1-hour documentary is an intimate street-level look at what community engagement and activism has done for one Chicago neighborhood: Pilsen. Playing like a street mural come to life, six Pilsen residents share their personal stories to illustrate how the residents of this predominantly Mexican-American working class community have organized to address the societal issues facing their community, ranging from housing to health care to education and citizenship. 

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Live!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

WTTW invites you to take a private tour inside the world of Milk Street (premiering Saturday, September 9 at 4:00 pm on WTTW) with founder and host Christopher Kimball. Purchase Tickets


Nature Cat

On a trip to Barrel Cactus National Park to enjoy nature in all its glorious splendor, Nature Cat and his pals encounter Shelby, a very sad desert tortoise. Today is Shelby’s...