Pilsen Environmentalists Organize to Protect Neighbors from Lead in Water

In the face of what one activist calls the City of Chicago’s “anemic” effort to protect residents from lead in tap water, Pilsen residents are taking the initiative to inform and equip their neighbors to reduce their risk of exposure.

Rx: The Quiet Revolution Premieres Thursday, April 2, 2015 on PBS

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Chicago, IL - February 20, 2015

A staggering 50 percent of American adults suffer from a chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and arthritis – and one in four has two or more chronic health conditions. But for too long, the healthcare debate has focused on who should pay rather than on the care patients receive. With 75 cents of every healthcare dollar being spent on chronic diseases, shouldn’t we be asking if the care we receive is actually making us healthier?

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How a Mexican American came to own a kosher fish market. A former garbage dump that is now a nature center. And, two brothers inherit a puppet-opera legacy.

Spring Risotto

Daniel Hautzinger
Spring may be here, but there's still a chill in the air. Take advantage of the fresh green produce of early spring – asparagus, spring onions, spinach – and warm yourself against the cool damp with this bright and warming spring risotto
WTTW Events | Chicago Tonight Election 2018 Behind-the-Scenes

Chicago Tonight Election 2018 Behind-the-Scenes

Join the Chicago Tonight team for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming elections. They will explore the campaigns and the candidates in a freewheeling discussion. You can join in the conversation as well!

Tickets are limited, so don’t miss this opportunity. Your ticket includes beer, wine, and hors d'oeurves.

Can You Guess the Book by Its Cover?

Daniel Hautzinger
We're always being told not to judge a book by its cover, but in this case you should: can you identify 20 books from The Great American Read's list of America's 100 favorite novels by just their covers? Test your knowledge here, and get reading!

How 13 Chicago Parks Got Their Names

Daniel Hautzinger
Who are some of the more prominent parks in the "City in a Garden" named after, and why? From Humboldt Park to Horner Park to Sherman Park, learn about the history of Chicago's 8,800 acres of parkland and the origins of some of the parks' names.
WTTW Events | Screening & Discussion — Coming Out: A 50 Year History

Screening & Discussion — Coming Out: A 50 Year History

Marigold Media Group presents, COMING OUT: A 50 Year History, featuring high school and college students interviewing older LGBTQ people who "came out" in different historical eras from the 1950s until today. Their combined stories offer insights into the modern LGBTQ movement and how the process of “coming out” has changed from the McCarthy era through civil rights, post-Stonewall and during the age of AIDS. And despite the politics and social climate of the times, the process of coming out has been oddly the same for each generation.


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