The World’s Most Trafficked Animal

Ever heard of a pangolin? Neither had much of the staff at Brookfield Zoo – at least until last year, when it acquired 13 of the animals.

Jacques Pépin and Julia Child, c. 1980s. Photo: Courtesy Jacques Pépin

From the Archive: Julia Child

In a 1978 interview on WTTW, Julia Child discusses food snobs, nutrition freaks, and children in the kitchen. Cooking is not just an "art for the we happy few."

Kitchen Explorers

"Memories of strawberry oat bars bring distinctive memories of my old childhood neighborhood. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!"

Sheraton in Prague

Czech out Prague

Discover why Prague is called one of the most magical and beautiful cities in the world. Enter the Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes today!


US Household Debt Exceeds Peak Levels of 2008 Recession

Chicago Tonight

After nearly a decade, household debt in the U.S. has surpassed its peak levels of the 2008 Great Recession.

Chicago Earns 4 of 5 ‘Park Benches’ in Ranking of Urban Park Systems

Chicago Tonight

Chicago didn’t quite crack the top 10, but the city did receive four out of five “park benches” and moved up to No. 11 in the latest ranking of park systems in the nation’s 100 biggest cities.

Budget Clock Ticks, Lawmakers Linger

Chicago Tonight

Illinois lawmakers are set to spend the bulk of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend at the capitol, as Illinois edges closer toward entering a third straight year without a budget.

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

'Call the Midwife' Recap: The Stages of Life


In this season's finale of Call the Midwife, four characters encounter major turning points in life: marriage, birth, menopause, and the decision to have no more children. 

From the Archive: Julia Child


In a 1978 interview with WTTW's John Callaway, Julia Child discusses food snobs, nutrition freaks, and children in the kitchen.

Chicago Chefs on the Influence of James Beard


The American Masters documentary James Beard: America's First Foodie explores the life of one of the most important figures in America's culinary revolution.

Food & Dining

Season 15, Episode 2: Travelle, La Palapa, Aroy Thai

Check, Please!

Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio welcomes guest reviewers Dan Kamys, Liz Gres, and Elizabeth Gomez who weigh in on Chicago area eateries Travelle, La Palapa, and Aroy Thai.

Athenian Room

Check, Please!

Athenian Room is a delightful casual Greek dining experience in Lincoln Park. The kalamata Greek chicken is the signature dish to try in this over 40 year old restaurant.


Check, Please!

Herb is Thai food reimagined. Their belief is that preparing fresh food helps lead a healthy lifestyle.


Soundstage: Michael McDonald

Thursday, May 25, 2017

From Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers to a successful solo career, Michael McDonald has captivated audiences for decades. Michael McDonald has been awarded an impressive five Grammys® as an artist and songwriter. McDonald has triumphed from his music, with a remarkable voice and a body of well-crafted songs. Join McDonald for this special live performance as he plays classic hits, as well as songs from his newest album, on Soundstage!

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