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.


Better Batteries Hold Promise for a Sustainable Future

Chicago Tonight

Scientists around the world are working to develop the next generation of batteries. We speak with one who is leading the charge at Argonne National Laboratory.

Michelle Obama’s Former Chief of Staff Returns to Chicago

Chicago Tonight

Tina Tchen shares her memories and unique perspective from working in the White House for eight years.

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Grammy-Winning Violinist, Returns to Chicago

Chicago Tonight

The world-renowned violinist joins us in conversation and performance.

In Pilsen, Monarch Butterflies a Source of Joy and Education

Chicago Tonight

How a Chicago community organization cultivates the scientific and cultural aspects of monarch butterflies.

Dennis Hastert Victim Scott Cross Speaks Out

Chicago Tonight

A law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner last month eliminates the statute of limitations for criminal sexual assault against children. Fighting for that change was personal for Scott Cross.

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.


Check, Please!

Parachute offers a unique menu of Korean inspired dishes.

El Nuevo Mexicano

Check, Please!

Authentic Mexican dishes are served in a pleasant atmosphere at El Nuevo Mexicano.

Boston Fish Market

Check, Please!

At Boston Fish Market, expect the freshest seafood with everything made in house. As a full-service fish market, you can dine in or buy seafood to take home and cook yourself!

Tin Fish

Check, Please!

Tin Fish is a family friendly seafood restaurant offering quality seafood, a menu of seasonal offerings, and a variety of wine and fine liquors.


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.


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...