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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.

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News

Asian Carp Caught 9 Miles from Lake Michigan

Chicago Tonight

An 8-pound Asian carp was discovered Thursday beyond an electric barrier designed to prevent the invasive fish from reaching Lake Michigan. 

Historical Happy Hour: A Toast to Clara Lipman

Chicago Tonight

We salute the sparkling stage presence of a turn-of-the-century star with a cocktail made with Prosecco, limoncello and summer fruit.

Women Who Code Relaunches Chicago Chapter

Chicago Tonight

The international nonprofit Women Who Code boasts 100,000 members worldwide. This week, it’s relaunching its Chicago chapter and plans to offer meet-ups and other networking opportunities.


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

'My Mother and Other Strangers' Recap: Eels and Justice for All

Playlist

When Francis is witness to a poaching case, he and the Coynes are drawn into the legal drama and Rose makes a surprising decision.

The Path to Becoming a Puppeteer on Children's Shows

Playlist

David Rudman plays Cookie Monster on Sesame Street and has created numerous children's shows with his brother Adam and their production company.

Shedd Aquarium's Fascinating and Ingenious Animals

Playlist

Do you know how dolphins continue to surface for breath even while sleeping, why trainers use hair dryers on sea otters in aquariums, or the difficulties of beluga whale birth and calf-rearing?


Food & Dining

Sauce and Bread Kitchen

Check, Please!

Sauce and Bread Kitchen offers a variety of homemade dishes featuring bread baked and meats smoked on the premises.

Batter & Berries

Check, Please!

Batter & Berries is all about breakfast and brunch!   Enjoy 62 different varieties of French toast, homemade sausages, chicken & waffles as well as wraps made with all fresh ingre

Firefly Grill

Check, Please!

Firefly Grill rivals the best urban restaurants with its fresh farm-to-table cuisine and modern feel.


Events

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.