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Geoffrey Baer in the Rookery in Chicago
A new Geoffrey Baer special, a Frontline on our uncertain economic times, an exciting drama line-up, St. Patrick’s Day, and a profile of Dr. Fauci are all coming up!
Two seniors from Kelvyn Park High School fill out their ballots for the Feb. 28 Chicago municipal election behind voting booths at the Kilbourn Park polling station. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)
Did you keep up with the news in and around Chicago in February? Test your knowledge of local headlines with our February news quiz.
Geoffrey Baer in the Rookery in Chicago
In his newest special, Geoffrey Baer explores The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago, from gilded lobbies to verdant parks and eye-bending skyscrapers to glorious sacred spaces. He discusses the project, and what he loves about Chicago. 
Alversa Beals celebrating the opening of Operation Life’s medical clinic in West Las Vegas in 1972. She's featured in the upcoming Independent Lens story, "Storming Caesars Palace."
Celebrate Women's History Month with WTTW in March with the stories of women who were leaders in their fields. 
Father Augustus Tolton in 1887
Father Augustus Tolton escaped slavery in Missouri to become the first openly recognized Black Catholic priest, ministering in Quincy, Illinois and establishing the first standalone Black Catholic church in Chicago. While there are currently no African American saints, he is currently a candidate for sainthood.
Amanda Christine Harth, left, and Felton Kizer, right.
Amanda Christine Harth and Felton Kizer love Mondays. They want their coffee company to be about high-quality beans, the experience of coffee, and making a safe space for others. 
The Landlord's Game
The Illinoisan and Chicagoan Lizzie Magie invented a board game at the turn of the twentieth century as a teaching tool on behalf of anti-land ownership ideals. It later influenced Monopoly. Discover her story in an excerpt from a new American Experience documentary on Monopoly. 
Tristan gives a toast at Christmas dinner in All Creatures Great and Small
Tristan is determined to become his own man outside of Siegfried's shadow as Christmas approaches and Siegfried makes a devilish bargain to protect his brother. An impending departure clarifies things for Mrs. Hall. 
Fat Tuesday may now be unofficially known as Pączki Day in Chicago, but there are plenty of other treats to enjoy on a day when Christians traditionally used up fat and meat before entering a period of fasting. 
Mac n cheese from Bell Heir's BBQ
When Tyris Bell decided to open his own restaurant, Bell Heir's BBQ in Canaryville, after opening Luella's Southern Kitchen and working there for eight years, he decided to keep mac 'n' cheese on the menu, and use a recipe that's "basically the same."
A brisket cheeseburger from Bell Heir's BBQ
Tyris Bell helped his brother Darnell Reed open Luella's Southern Kitchen and worked there for the past eight years. Now he has opened his own place, an eclectic barbecue joint in Canaryville. Don't worry, it still has mac 'n' cheese.
Tia Barrett, the beverage director and operations manager of Lincoln Park's Esmé, pours a drink
The exuberantly creative Esmé presents plenty of culinary conundrums for beverage pairings, which are handled by Tia Barrett. But she also champions beverage producers who are people of color or have a charitable component.
A Kir Royale cocktail
We have a recipe for a riff on the classic Kir Royale from Tia Barrett, the beverage director for the exuberantly creative fine dining restaurant Esmé.
Max and Oskar in season 3 of Vienna Blood
Max and Oskar uncover a nationalist sect that might be involved with Ida Rego's death and also begin to suspect that they might be set up as they uncover a hidden plot.
Siegfried and Mrs. Hall in season 3 of All Creatures Great and Small
Germany's invasion of Poland has everyone holding their breath and reassessing priorities, contemplating big decisions that could change their lives—but their lives will be changed by war no matter what.