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Stories by Meredith Francis

| Meredith Francis
This Memorial Day weekend, explore the extraordinary stories of those in the armed forces with a variety of programming on WTTW.
| Meredith Francis
Explore our list of the 2024 farmers markets located in Chicago’s suburbs, many of which begin in May and June. 
| Meredith Francis
The 2024 farmers market season is now under way, with more than two dozen neighborhood markets across Chicago offering fresh produce and a variety of other goods. Explore our list and a map to find one near you.
| Meredith Francis
What was the voter turnout in the March primary? Where will the Bears’ new stadium be? And what percentage of the solar eclipse did the Chicago area see? Answer these questions and more in our April news quiz.
| Meredith Francis
The sun is shining in Chicago again, and another bustling summer full of food festivals has arrived. 
| Meredith Francis
May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and WTTW has a variety of programming to celebrate. 
| Meredith Francis
Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month this May on WTTW with a wide array of programming that explores stories of friendship, survival, and even tales from the wild west.
| Meredith Francis
In a digital exclusive video from his latest special, Chicago Mysteries, Geoffrey Baer took a very tentative sip of Malört, the infamous Swedish wormwood liqueur that Chicagoans love to hate. We asked our readers how they would describe the bitter beverage.
| Meredith Francis
In a Chicago History Museum photo, people view the eclipse from the Adler Planetarium on February 26, 1979. 
| Meredith Francis
How did a ballot initiative fare in the March primary? What's the new opening date for the Obama Presidential Center? And how many bald eagle nests are being monitored in Will County? Test your knowledge of headlines across Chicago and the rest of the state this month. 
| Meredith Francis
With another month behind us, take a look back at the headlines in Chicago and see how much local news you know with our February news quiz.
| Meredith Francis
March is Women’s History Month, and WTTW is celebrating with programming that highlights the achievements women have made in politics, civil rights, art, literature, science, and more. 
| 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.