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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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News

Chicago Expands Gunshot Detecting Technology on South Side

Chicago Tonight

The city is expanding its ShotSpotter program as shootings outpace last year's rate.

Lawmakers on the School Funding Showdown in Springfield

Chicago Tonight

Ahead of the special session called by Gov. Rauner, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle weigh in on the battle over education funding.

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.


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

'Remember Me' Recap: Scarborough Scare

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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

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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!'

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

Take an Immersive Tour of Havana

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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

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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.

Wakamono

Check, Please!

Wakamono offers a traditional Japanese menu that emphasizes a high standard for the art and flavor of the cuisine.

Retro Bistro

Check, Please!

Retro Bistro offers a classic French cuisine with modern Mediterranean and American twists that will surprise and delight you. This romantic bistro is warm and welcoming.

Briciola

Check, Please!

An Italian trattoria with a fabulous patio and a delicious seasonal menu. This BYOB eatery offers expertly prepared simple Italian dishes, with creative twists, in a cozy, warm atmosphere.

The World of Food: Coffee

World of Food

“I love coffee…I love tea,
I love the Java Jive and it loves me.
Coffee and tea and the Java and me,
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup…boy!”

Sankyu

Check, Please!

Sankyu serves up authentic Japanese sushi, ramen and yakisoba. Dishes are meant to be shared.


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.

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.