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As a result of the Negro Leagues additions, 35 players from the league are now part of the National Baseball Hall of Fam...
06/07/2024

As a result of the Negro Leagues additions, 35 players from the league are now part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

More than 2,300 Negro Leagues players from 1920 to 1948 were added to the online database — a historical correction that’s four years in the making. It was announced in December 2020 that the MLB would be “correcting a longtime oversight.”

06/07/2024

June 7, 2024 Full Episode - Chicago Week In Review at 5:30 PM CDT

06/07/2024

Stream the fascinating documentary Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution before its June 18 premiere with WTTW Passport on the PBS app. Don’t miss this powerful history of disco culture, at to.wttw.com/4cbN9mK

“I am heartened by the progress CPD has made,” Inspector General Deborah Witzburg told WTTW News. “I think Chicagoans sh...
06/07/2024

“I am heartened by the progress CPD has made,” Inspector General Deborah Witzburg told WTTW News. “I think Chicagoans should be heartened. I think there are persistent concerns. I think there is time to address them.”

“I am heartened by the progress CPD has made,” Inspector General Deborah Witzburg said. “I think Chicagoans should be heartened. I think there are persistent concerns. I think there is time to address them.”

“As we’ve said to the Bears over and over again, to the White Sox, and also to the Chicago Red Stars, there’s just no ap...
06/06/2024

“As we’ve said to the Bears over and over again, to the White Sox, and also to the Chicago Red Stars, there’s just no appetite to use taxpayer funding to fund stadiums for billionaires,” House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch told WTTW News.

Not only did the Chicago Bears and White Sox fail to win state funding for new stadiums before the General Assembly’s session ended last week, the teams shouldn’t expect to notch a legislative win later this year.

06/06/2024

As Chicagoans begin celebrating Pride Month, we hear from individuals who have paved the way and continue to work to create q***r spaces for the next generation.

Mountain Dew mojito, anybody? The team behind Amaru and Bloom Plant Based Kitchen is opening a Logan Square cocktail lou...
06/06/2024

Mountain Dew mojito, anybody? The team behind Amaru and Bloom Plant Based Kitchen is opening a Logan Square cocktail lounge with a wood-burning oven and plenty of Millennial nostalgia.

The James Beard Award-recognized chef Rodolfo Cuadros' The Basement is a cocktail lounge themed around Millennial nostalgia that features off-the-wall drinks and food from a wood-burning oven in Logan Sqaure.

06/05/2024

Evanston’s groundbreaking reparations program is facing a legal challenge. And Major League Baseball makes a historic move by adding Negro Leagues stats to its records.

“I raised my children here,” says Evelyn Morris, the general manager of The Wiener's Circle. “When I get to work and I l...
06/05/2024

“I raised my children here,” says Evelyn Morris, the general manager of The Wiener's Circle. “When I get to work and I let everything out with love and a smile, I never go to bed angry. And I get to slap my boss.”

Check out our look at a day at the infamous hot dog stand at to.wttw.com/4aKfLTd

Geoffrey Baer is always out and about the Chicago area visiting new places, learning new things, and meeting new people!
06/05/2024

Geoffrey Baer is always out and about the Chicago area visiting new places, learning new things, and meeting new people!

466 measures passed during the Illinois legislature’s recently concluded spring session, including measures targeting ar...
06/04/2024

466 measures passed during the Illinois legislature’s recently concluded spring session, including measures targeting artificial intelligence and allowing for digital driver’s licenses.

A bill banning what unions refer to as employer-sponsored “captive audience” meetings about religion and politics has cleared the General Assembly. It was one of 466 measures to do so during the Illinois legislature’s spring session, including a bill allowing for digital driver’s licenses.

06/04/2024

CPD’s plans to handle mass protests ahead of the DNC. How will Chicago spend the millions in remaining COVID-19 relief dollars? And an uncommon path to law school.

What do cicadas taste like? You can find out with a recipe for cicada Cracker Jack 🍿
06/04/2024

What do cicadas taste like? You can find out with a recipe for cicada Cracker Jack 🍿

As cicadas have begun their emergence in Illinois this year, a couple of Chicago area chefs have cooked up some crunchy recipes – including one for Cicada Cracker Jack that you can make on your own – that celebrate the nutty, earthy flavors found in the insects.

06/03/2024

June 3, 2024 Full Episode - Chicago Tonight at 5:30 PM CDT

Pearl Hart spent much of her career as a lawyer defending people from the infringement of their rights. Her late-in-life...
06/03/2024

Pearl Hart spent much of her career as a lawyer defending people from the infringement of their rights. Her late-in-life partner Valerie Taylor advocated for LGBT rights through her writing, speaking, and novels.

Pearl Hart spent much of her career as a lawyer defending people from the infringement of their rights, from Communists caught up in the Red Scare to le****ns and gay people. Her late-in-life partner Valerie Taylor advocated for LGBT rights through her writing, speaking, and novels.

The cicadas have arrived, a Chicago museum gets a name change, and the Home Alone house is for sale. How much Chicago ne...
06/03/2024

The cicadas have arrived, a Chicago museum gets a name change, and the Home Alone house is for sale. How much Chicago news did you keep up with last month? Take our May news quiz!

The cicadas have arrived, a Chicago museum gets a name change, and the Home Alone house is for sale. How much Chicago news did you keep up with this month? Take our May news quiz!

A series examining sustainable fishing in a changing climate, new seasons of favorite mysteries, and some time in the co...
06/02/2024

A series examining sustainable fishing in a changing climate, new seasons of favorite mysteries, and some time in the company of George Takei, Alan Cu***ng, and Miriam Margolyes.

For low- and middle-class families feeling the pressures from the rising costs of living, the passing of a state-level c...
06/02/2024

For low- and middle-class families feeling the pressures from the rising costs of living, the passing of a state-level child tax credit is a “big win,” said Ameya Pawar, a senior advisor at Economic Security Project

For low- and middle-class families feeling the pressures from the rising costs of living, the passing of a state-level child tax credit is a “big win,” said Ameya Pawar, a senior advisor at Economic Security Project and former alderperson of Chicago's 47th Ward.

The Apollo’s 2000 Theater in Little Village, known as the Marshall Square Theatre when it opened in 1917, is now being d...
06/02/2024

The Apollo’s 2000 Theater in Little Village, known as the Marshall Square Theatre when it opened in 1917, is now being designated a Chicago landmark.

Javier Galindo and Lidia Galindo Corral have welcomed artists from all over the world to the Apollo’s 2000 Theater in Little Village for nearly 35 years. The building is now being designated a Chicago landmark.

For Pride Month on WTTW, discover new shows, including a new documentary on actor George Takei, as well as one on Art Jo...
06/01/2024

For Pride Month on WTTW, discover new shows, including a new documentary on actor George Takei, as well as one on Art Johnston and Pepe Peña, owners of Chicago’s famous gay bar Sidetrack. Plus, explore the story of a Chicago activist who confronted the AIDS crisis with Chicago Stories: The Outrage of Danny Sotomayor.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and WTTW has a slate of programming that highlights stories of acceptance, identity, struggle, and features the LGBTQ+ individuals and groups that made waves in their fields.

Dreaming of a deluxe home makeover? You could win $10,000 toward the home of your dreams from Walter E. Smithe Furniture...
06/01/2024

Dreaming of a deluxe home makeover? You could win $10,000 toward the home of your dreams from Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design when you enter the WTTW 2024 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes. Enter today at to.wttw.com/4bNz0w1

Enter today for your chance to win amazing prizes and support WTTW at the same time with your 2024 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes entry.

An expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Concourse C would add more gates and serve both international and domesti...
06/01/2024

An expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Concourse C would add more gates and serve both international and domestic passengers.

An expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Concourse C would add more gates and serve both international and domestic passengers, according to elected officials who unveiled design renderings Tuesday.

Big news for Chicago's piping plover enthusiasts!
05/31/2024

Big news for Chicago's piping plover enthusiasts!

The egg is the product of a recent pair bond between native-born Imani, who hatched at Montrose Beach in 2021, and Searocket, one of the 5-week-old captive-reared piping plover chicks released at the beach last year.

05/31/2024

May 31, 2024 Full Episode - Chicago Week In Review at 5:30 PM CDT

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced plans to reopen the city-run Roseland Mental Health Center by the end of this year, and ...
05/31/2024

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced plans to reopen the city-run Roseland Mental Health Center by the end of this year, and open two other mental health service sites on the West Side and in Pilsen.

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced plans to reopen the city-run Roseland Mental Health Center by the end of this year, and open two other mental health service sites at the Legler Regional Library on the West Side and at the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Lower West Side vaccine clinic in Pils...

The Magpie Murders sequel is coming this fall.
05/31/2024

The Magpie Murders sequel is coming this fall.

Moonflower Murders brings back Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pünd to investigate another mystery via Alan Conway's books.

05/30/2024

May 30, 2024 Full Episode - Latino Voices at 5:30 PM CDT

Donald Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him gu...
05/30/2024

Donald Trump became the first former president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty of falsifying business records.

Donald Trump was charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records at his company in connection with an alleged scheme to hide potentially embarrassing stories about him during his 2016 Republican presidential election campaign.

“No ketchup, a–hole,” is one of the more polite things you might hear at The Wiener's Circle at night, and yet the emplo...
05/30/2024

“No ketchup, a–hole,” is one of the more polite things you might hear at The Wiener's Circle at night, and yet the employees say the aggression is served with a side of love. We took a look with some colorful photos.

Photographer Kathleen Hinkel visited The Wiener's Circle in May to capture the food, customers, and, of course, the colorful language of the employees steering the ship.

In the words of Kevin McCallister: 😱
05/30/2024

In the words of Kevin McCallister: 😱

With five bedrooms and six bathrooms, the Georgian-style property, built in 1921, has plenty of space to accommodate hijinks like those from the iconic 1990 film.

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