Regina Pats’ Connor Bedard smiles for a team photo ahead of the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game, in Langley, British Columbia, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The Blackhawks won the lottery Monday night for the right to choose Bedard, the league’s most anticipated drawing since Connor McDavid in 2015. Bedard as a generational talent has drawn comparisons to McDavid and three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time playoff MVP Sidney Crosby, whom he idolized growing up.

Newton Minow. (WTTW)

Newton Minow may have done more to improve the quality of television in the United States than any other person. “I saw using this medium certainly for entertainment, but also for education in the large sense, for stimulation, for ... I would hope, inspiration,” he said.

Jeremy Allen White (left) and Liza Colón-Zayas in “The Bear.” (Matt Dinerstein / FX Networks)

The raw chaos inside of the restaurant’s kitchen captivated viewers when “The Bear” debuted in June of 2022 and followed an elite chef coming home to Chicago to help run his family’s local sandwich shop after his brother died.

The Field Museum of Natural History. (Field Museum / Facebook)

With a NASCAR street race set to take place outside their front doors, Chicago’s lakefront museums have had to shift gears and adjust operations in advance of the big event July 1-2.

Bears quarterback Justin Fields, sporting a cap and gown for his graduation ceremony at Ohio State University. (Chicago Bears / Facebook)

Two years after leaving the school early to turn pro, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields received his bachelor's degree Sunday from Ohio State University.

Newton Minow (center) speaks to WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer (right). (WTTW)

“He was always there for us, always the best listener, always the best cheerleader, always setting the best example,” Nell Minow said. “He was a great, great, great father.”

Newton Minow appears on “Chicago Tonight” in an episode that aired July 23, 2015.

Newton Minow left a permanent stamp on the broadcasting industry through government steps to foster satellite communications, the passage of a law mandating UHF reception on TV sets and his outspoken advocacy for quality in television.

Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the coronation ceremony in London, Saturday, May 6, 2023. (AP Photo / Frank Augstein)

Trumpets sounded inside the medieval abbey at a service attended by more than 2,000 guests, including world leaders, aristocrats and celebrities. Outside, thousands of troops, tens of thousands of spectators and a smattering of protesters converged.

Members of Mariachi Herencia de Mexico (WTTW News)

Latin Grammy Award-nominated Mariachi Herencia de Mexico will be performing a Mother’s Day concert at Thalia Hall on May 14.

Eric Amundson and Curtis Bannister in “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin.” (Liz Lauren)

The Mercury Theater production of this show, with its tragi-comic book by William Hauptman drawn straight from the Mark Twain classic and a wonderfully varied score by country music master Roger Miller, is ideally realized on every front.

(Erica Gunderson / WTTW News)

Artist Amanda Williams and a small army of friends and neighbors participated in an act of faith and reclamation in Washington Park. In the footprint of nearly two dozen lost buildings, they planted 100,000 red tulip bulbs.

King Charles and Queen Camilla. (Facebook / The Royal Family / Hugo Burnand)

Great Britain will crank its pomp and pageantry machine up to 11 this weekend for the coronation of King Charles III. Here’s how Chicagoans can join the festivities, including reliving the city’s memorable brush with royalty.

Irene Hsiao performs. (Colin Lyons)

An arts festival, walking tour and May the Fourth weekend events usher in the weekend. Here are five things to do in and around Chicago.

(WTTW News)

The Mexican Consulate in Chicago is partnering with the government of Jalisco to offer Mexican and Jalisco-inspired dishes, traditional dances and music, children’s workshops and much more.

FILE - Striking writers walk the picket line outside Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2007. (AP Photo / Nick Ut, File)

Streaming and its ripple effects are at the center of the dispute. The Writers Guild of America says that even as series budgets have increased, writers’ share of that money has consistently shrunk.

(Navy Pier)

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and there’s plenty to do in Chicago to celebrate Latino culture.