How Well Do You Know Chicago's Restaurant Scene?

Daniel Hautzinger
Check, Please! always finds some of the best restaurants in Chicago, both well-known and off-the-beaten-path. Can you guess some of the unique places that will be on the show in fall of 2017? The 17th season premieres Friday, October 13.

Phil Ponce's Hobby

Daniel Hautzinger
What does Phil Ponce do when he's not hosting Chicago Tonight? Watch him discuss his hobby and the deeper meaning behind it, hear him share some tips, and see the fruits of his labor around his home.

Scott Pruitt and the 'War on the EPA'

Daniel Hautzinger
The director of the Frontline investigation War on the EPA discusses the "role reversal" at the EPA under Scott Pruitt, where "the regulated become the regulator," and the importance of battles over environmental regulation in the election of Donald Trump. 

Thelonious Monk at 100

Daniel Hautzinger
The jazz pianist was an iconoclast in his style, playing, and compositions, which explains why he was so progressive and influential (he is the second-most recorded jazz composer). Vocalist and radio host Dee Alexander discusses the master on his 100th birthday.

Where to Go During Open House Chicago

Daniel Hautzinger
During Open House Chicago, which is October 14 and 15, you can see things you've never seen before as more than 200 sites across Chicago, Evanston, and Oak Park open to the public for free. So many choices are overwhelming, so we've chosen a few highlights.

'Poldark' Recap: A Reconnaissance Mission

Julia Maish
Ross has left a pregnant Demelza behind for France to discover where Dwight is, and whether he's still alive. George wants to become burgess, but his ambitions lead Elizabeth to look for a coping mechanism. Sam and Drake seek to start a church.

Watch Bernie Sanders and Larry David Find Out They're Related

Daniel Hautzinger
Larry David and Bernie Sanders have a lot in common, enough that David has played the senator and former presidential candidate on Saturday Night Live. But on Finding Your Roots, they discovered they're closer than they knew. Watch their reactions. 

"Lake Shore Drive" Song Writer Skip Haynes Has Died

Daniel Hautzinger
Skip Haynes, who wrote the iconic 1971 song "Lake Shore Drive" for his band Aliotta Haynes and Jeremiah, has died at the age of 70. Watch a 1993 segment of WTTW's Wild Chicago in which Haynes discussed the origin of the song.

How Axis Lab Celebrates the Vietnamese Community of their Parents

Daniel Hautzinger
Axis Lab seeks to preserve the culture and history of the Vietnamese community centered on Argyle Street in Uptown, as well as support the local businesses, through innovative artistic means. "It's up to us to continue our parents' work," says the executive director.

Christopher Kimball Looks Beyond America (and 'America's Test Kitchen')

Daniel Hautzinger
Following his bitter split from America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball wants to modernize home cooking by looking to techniques from around the world. He's also expanding into radio and exploring the cultures behind the cuisines. 

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