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Stories by Daniel Hautzinger

Chef Erick Williams. Photo: Gary Adcock/Studio37
August 22, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
"For me, sustainability is developing and training the largest sum of African American and brown young men and women that I can possibly find," says chef Erick Williams, who has recently garnered national acclaim for his new Hyde Park restaurant, Virtue.
Rick Bayless's Pollo in Pipián Verde
August 20, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Try a recipe for poached chicken breasts in a green mole made with pumpkin seeds, from the newest season of Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless. Green mole is a bit simpler than many of its cousins, so it won't take dozens of ingredients and all day to cook. 
The WLS National Barn Dance Cast, October, 1944. Image: Courtesy Lee Cannon/Flickr
August 14, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Chicago is well-known for music: electric blues, gospel, jazz, house. For a couple decades, it was also home to one of the United States' most popular country music radio shows, a program that launched the careers of stars and may have inspired the Grand Ole Opry.
Angel Idowu, the JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation Arts Correspondent for 'Chicago Tonight'
August 12, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Angel Idowu is a Chicago native who is excited to return home after farflung journalistic assignments. “When I wasn’t living in Chicago, every time I heard someone say Chicago or saw an Illinois license plate I would get excited," she says.
Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. C and Christian McKay as Anthony Hobbs in Grantchester. Photo: Colin Hutton/Kudos and MASTERPIECE
August 11, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Cathy contrives a plan with Mrs. C to do something about the predatory Anthony, a situation that has made Geordie angry all the time and leads him to overstep in an investigation of the death of one of his daughter's classmates, in the season finale.
A young Geoffrey Baer getting ready for a road trip
August 5, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Chicago isn't the only place in the Midwest with exceptional architecture. Geoffrey Baer spotlights road trip-worthy destinations within driving distance of Chicago, from well-known marvels to hidden gems in unexpected places. 
Will and Thomas Davenport in Grantchester. Photo: Kudos and MASTERPIECE
August 4, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
When a difficult incident brings Will home to his family, he asks Geordie to join him as he tries to confront his family. Will's unexpected background is revealed—and a sudden death leads to a murder investigation, while Leonard stews back in Grantchester. 
Lisa Tipton, WTTW's new Head of Programming and Pledge, and Ms. O from 'Odd Squad.'
August 1, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Learn a bit about WTTW's new Head of Programming and Pledge, Lisa Tipton, and what she loves most about scheduling WTTW's shows. Plus, get her must-watch recommendations for August. 
Fans congregate outside Wrigley Field before World Series Game 3 in 2016. Photo: Arturo Pardavila III via Wikimedia Commons
July 31, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Wrigley Field is beloved; Guaranteed Rate Field was essentially outdated within a year of construction. The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger, who wrote a book on American ballparks, discusses the two parks and how they reflect larger trends in American urbanism. 
Rita Moreno in "Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage." Photo: NGL Studios
July 29, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
PBS has announced a local livestreaming service in partnership with YouTube, as well as some exciting new shows coming in 2020, from WTTW's Prehistoric Road Trip to the five-part Asian Americans and a pair of new documentaries, about Rita Moreno and George W. Bush. 
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