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Stories by Daniel Hautzinger

Kristin Chenoweth with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
December 12, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
As the end of the year and the holidays approach, here’s a run-down of holiday specials that WTTW is airing, to help you get your holiday cheer on!
Cheikh with DW in Arthur
December 10, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
An episode of Arthur will play in a new playroom for the children of families attending naturalization ceremonies to become U.S. citizens at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse downtown. 
Chicago's Han Bat. Photo: Sandy Noto for WTTW
December 10, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Han Bat serves basically one thing: the milky, restorative Korean soup known as seolleongtang, which takes hours and hours to make. "When [Koreans] come to visit Chicago, they come over here, because... we are the only one who does this kind of food," says the owner.
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney on WTTW's Chicago Tonight in 2003
December 9, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Caroll Spinney, who performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for almost 50 years, died at the age of 85 on Sunday. Revisit a 2003 interview with him on Chicago Tonight where he tells memorable stories, like the time he got in an argument with Mister Rogers. 
Marcus Samuelsson in Las Vegas in No Passport Required
December 9, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
January often has the worst weather of the year, but luckily there are plenty of exciting shows to keep you busy at home, from new dramas to eye-catching food and travel shows, informative documentaries to the return of some favorite series.
The CTA Holiday Train. Photo: CTA
December 4, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Don't miss your chance to ride on the bus or train in the CTA's Holiday Fleet, which brings Santa around the city over the next month. 
Fred Hampton. Image: Chicago Defender Archives, from WTTW's Dusable to Obama
December 4, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
50 years ago, the promising young Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was killed during a police raid. Hampton's organizing and the outcry after his death helped lead to the election of Harold Washington and Bobby Rush, who was a Panther at the time of the raid. 
The Impeachment Hearings. PBS NewsHour
December 3, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Find all the ways you can watch the House Judiciary Committee's public impeachment hearings, either over-the-air or digitally, here. 
Sisig from Isla Pilipina. Photo: Sandy Noto for WTTW
December 3, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
"I never really loved high school lunches or any of that, anything outside of what my mom prepared in the kitchen," says Ray Espiritu, the owner of Isla Pilipina in Lincoln Square. When he didn't know what to do after graduating, he decided to take over a restaurant.
Clockwise from left: base camp potato, momo, thenthuk, kwati, and karela from Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen. Photo: Sandy Noto for WTTW
November 26, 2019 | Daniel Hautzinger
Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen serves many hard-to-find Nepali specialties, which combine Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese culinary influences, unlike many other Nepali restaurants in Chicago, which offer mostly North Indian dishes.
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