Oliver Platt poses for a portrait in New York on Thursday, June 13, 2024, to promote his two series “The Bear” and “Chicago Med.” (Photo by Christopher Smith / Invision / AP)

Both “The Bear” and “Chicago Med” are set and shot in Chicago so Platt was able to work on them in the same day — by walking the 200 yards between his two trailers.

Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso gestures after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, March 31, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Abbie Parr, file)

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Josh Giddey to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for guard Alex Caruso, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.

A past Venetian Night boat parade. (Credit: Venetian Night)

Boaters and lakefront enthusiasts alike can join in on the fun at the Venetian Night boat parade on Saturday, July 20, at Lake Michigan’s Monroe Harbor. 

A former Chicago White Sox second baseman turned artist is partnering with White Sox Charities for a one-of-a-kind Juneteenth collaboration. Micah Johnson worked with student athletes who are part of the Amateur City Elite program to design custom Juneteenth artwork

A photograph captured by Edward Keating along Route 66. (Credit: Edward Keating)

A one-off assignment to photograph Route 66 turned into a years-long labor of love. Now, his work highlighting a more complicated side of the highway memorialized in that famous tune is being shown at Uptown’s Chicago Center for Photojournalism, 1226 W. Wilson Ave.

Kevin Webb and Colette Todd in “A Little Night Music.” (Elizabeth Stenholt Photography)

With “A Little Night Music” now on stage at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, WTTW News theater critic Hedy Weiss recalls seeing the original 1973 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of the musical.

Chicago Pride Fest, 2022. (Steven Koch / Northalsted)

Get ready for fun with this guide to neighborhood street fests, art shows, outdoor concerts and cultural celebrations of all sizes across Chicago and the suburbs.

Adisa Williams, Laurel Krabacher, Hannah Ingle, Andy Bolduc, Jordan Stafford and Adonis Holmes in The Second City’s “The Devil is in the Detours”. (Timothy M. Schmidt, courtesy of The Second City)  

The show is aptly titled “The Devil is in the Detours.” Scenes cruise along with solid laughs and then take a turn no one sees coming, because it is just so nutty.

Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda captured life in Pilsen in the 1990s. His photos are currently on display at the Harold Washington Library. (WTTW News)

Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda was a student at Columbia College when a class assignment brought him to the Pilsen neighborhood in the 1990s. Now he’s back in the city revisiting the people and places he visited all those years ago.

Violinist Joshua Bell. (Phillip Knott)

Vivaldi composed “The Four Seasons,” Holst convened “The Planets,” and now we can experience “The Elements,” a themed orchestral suite courtesy of violinist Joshua Bell and five composers. The world-renowned, Indiana-born musician returns to the Midwest to perform these works with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

A skating session at Howard Park in South Bend, Indiana, with the Diversify Ice Fellowship and Foundation. (diversify_ice / Instagram)

The Diversify Ice Fellowship and Foundation is now working to make skating more accessible and show what can be achieved through mentorship, sponsorship and fun.

1865 Fest. (Courtesy of the WCA Alliance)

Juneteenth celebrations are just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the holiday in Chicago. Here’s a look at some events that are worth checking out.

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Riot Fest has announced it’s leaving its longtime home in Chicago’s Douglass Park and is setting up RiotLand in Bridgeview’s SeatGeek Stadium for the 2024 event, set for Sept. 20-22.

Ingrid Newkirk appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 11, 2024. (WTTW News)

For more than 40 years, PETA has worked to change the way many people think about animals. Attention-grabbing media campaigns have raised the public’s awareness of practices like factory farming, fur production and animal testing — while also drawing backlash at times for the group’s tactics.

Joanna Hernandez kayaks in the Chicago River. (WTTW News)

Shedd Aquarium is once again offering an opportunity to explore the Chicago River while learning about efforts to take care of it. The Kayak for Conservation program offers pay-what-you-can tours.

Buddy Guy has been added to the music lineup for NASCAR's Chicago Street Race weekend. (Casey Mitchell)

Guy joins a previously announced list music lineup for NASCAR weekend, which includes the Black Keys and Keith Urban.