Stephen Colbert is bringing "Late Show" to Chicago for the Democratic National Convention. (Screenshot)

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS's "Late Show," announced Wednesday night he'll be broadcasting live from Chicago during the convention, Aug. 19-22.

“Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs” by author Benjamin Herold.

Author Benjamin Herold shares the story of five families, including the Adesina family in Evanston, in “Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs.”

A still from the new docuseries “Shame of Chicago, Shame of the Nation.” (Provided)

The new docuseries uses firsthand accounts, archival footage and animation to better explain complex practices like redlining and blockbusting, and how Black families were systemically barred from homeownership.

From cemeteries to hot dogs, Geoffrey Baer investigates a slew of Chicago mysteries in a new WTTW special. (WTTW)

From cemeteries to hot dogs, Geoffrey Baer investigates a slew of Chicago mysteries in a new WTTW special.

Attendees of Expo Chicago admire works by Luis A. Sahagún on April 12, 2024. (Angel Idowu / WTTW News)

From Expo Chicago at Navy Pier to Expo Art Week throughout the city and everything in between, I found myself overwhelmed with celebrations that amplified the city’s artistic community. 

South Carolina Gamecocks center Kamilla Cardoso drives past LSU Lady Tigers forward Angel Reese in the first half at Colonial Life Arena on Feb. 12, 2023, in Columbia, South Carolina. (Jeff Blake / USA Today Network via CNN Newsource)

The WNBA draft came eight days after the college women’s basketball season ended with a historic championship game. Nearly 19 million people tuned in for the matchup, making it the most-watched basketball game at any level, regardless of gender, since 2019.

Hershey Felder in “Monsieur Chopin, A Play With Music.” The show runs at Writers Theatre in Glencoe through May 12. (Courtesy of Hershey Felder)

If you happen to be looking for a synonym to the word “polymath” you are sure to find its very best definition by heading straight to Writers Theatre. That is where the exceptionally multi-talented Hershey Felder is lighting up the stage with his remarkable performance of “Monsieur Chopin, A Play With Music.”

Karen Clark Sheard, Lamar Campbell and The Spirit of Praise, Smokie Norful, and The Chicago Mass Choir.

Some of gospel’s biggest stars are coming together for a night of performances in the city where it all began.

Art on display in “Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles” at the Hyde Park Art Center. (Marc Vitali / WTTW News)

It’s an inspiring spring at the Hyde Park Art Center, where two shows by essential Chicago artists are currently in bloom.

Showcasing works by Alberte Tranberg and Christopher Michlig, Devening Projects is one of 36 galleries and artist spaces participating in this year’s Barely Fair, the fourth iteration of an international art fair with dollhouse-sized booths. (Roland Miller / Barely Fair via CNN Newsource)

Chicago’s Barley Fair brings art down to a miniature size, with its participants making itty-bitty paintings, sculptures and other works to be displayed at 1:12 scale in dollhouse-sized booths.

The 40th annual Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off April 11, 2024. Here, a sign for the festival hangs at the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. (WTTW News)

This year’s lineup includes 50 feature films and 35 short films from artists in Latin America, the U.S., Spain and Portugal.

O.J. Simpson stands as he listens to Municipal Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell as she reads her decision to hold him over for trial on July 8, 1994, in connection with the June 12 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. (AP Photo / Eric Draper, Pool, File)

Simpson earned fame, fortune and adulation through football and show business, but his legacy was forever changed by the June 1994 knife slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.

An image from Expo Chicago 2023. (Credit: Justin Barbin)

Expo Chicago is back for its eleventh anniversary this week and organizers are celebrating with a slew of programs, initiatives and digital events to engage the public both at Navy Pier and throughout the city. 

Harry Lennix, clockwise from left, Alana Arenas, Glenn Davis, Tamara Tunie, Ayanna Bria Bakari and Jon Michael Hill in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s “Purpose.” (Credit: Michael Brosilow)

“Purpose,” the new world premiere play from Branden Jacobs-Jenkins now running at Steppenwolf, is also a very specific story about a family rooted in Black American politics, featuring a Civil Rights activist, pastors and a congressman. 

Artist Yeison Perez, 31, is a Venezuelan migrant whose work will be on display at Starting Point Community Church from April 5-6, 2024. (WTTW News)

Last year, a Belmont Cragin pastor opened his church’s doors to house a group of migrants who were sleeping at a police station. One of the men has now created a series of paintings describing his journey to America. His artwork will be on display this weekend.

Kansas City Chiefs fans gather outside Arrowhead Stadium before a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo / Ed Zurga, File)

he defeat Tuesday of a three-eighths cent sales tax to fund a new downtown Royals ballpark and renovate the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium was almost assuredly not the end of the matter. Other teams and cities have faced similar setbacks, and that hasn’t slowed a wave of stadium construction underway across the U.S.