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Stories by Meredith Francis

| Meredith Francis
A new American Experience documentary, Fly With Me, tells the stories of the young women who became flight attendants who fought for workplace, gender, and racial equality. WTTW spoke to Casey Grant, who was among the first Black flight attendants for Delta Airlines and is featured in the documentary.
| Meredith Francis
Chicago kicked off 2024 with plenty of news. Did you keep up with the top stories? Take our monthly news quiz now to test your knowledge of Chicago politics, culture, sports, business, and more. 
| Meredith Francis
Celebrate Black History Month this year on WTTW with a wide variety of programming that explores the political, artistic, musical, and other contributions and experiences of Black Americans. 
| Meredith Francis
Chicago has a long history as the center of pinball manufacturing. Zachary Sharpe, who works at Stern Pinball and comes from a decorated, competitive pinball family, talks about the game's history in the city and why it's still loved today.
| Meredith Francis
Whether you plan to spend the day with your partner, your family, or your friends, we've got a list of starter ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day in Chicago this year.
| Meredith Francis
Somehow, 2023 is already coming to a close! Did you follow the news in Chicago this year? Test your knowledge of 15 stories from this year below! 
| Meredith Francis
Retrace Geoffrey Baer’s footsteps with these self-guided tours of the locations featured in The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago and The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago 2.
| Meredith Francis
A high-profile trial, a new city budget, and a surprise birth at a zoo. How many local news stories did you keep up with this month? Test your knowledge with our November news quiz.
| Meredith Francis
WTTW spoke with "20 Days in Mariupol" director Mstyslav Chernov about the film and the decisions he made on the ground as a conflict journalist in Mariupol during the early days of the Russian invasion.
| Meredith Francis
Thanksgiving is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to revisit some recipes that will add something a little different to your holiday table.
| Meredith Francis
Between 1908 and 1942, Chicago-based Sears, Roebuck, and Co. sold kits in its mail order catalogs that allowed people to build their own homes.
| Meredith Francis
Lighten up! The holidays are almost here. Many of the Chicago area’s holiday light festivals kick off in mid-November and run through early January.
| Meredith Francis
Do you follow local news in Chicago? Take our October news quiz to test your knowledge of this month's headlines.
| Meredith Francis
After a week of intense competition, we have a winner of our Chicago candy bracket: Frango Mints! 
| Meredith Francis
Who will advance to the final? Will it be Laffy Taffy or Butterfinger? Snickers or Frango Mints? Vote to decide by 3:00 pm on Thursday!