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Chicago Today Recap: Details From This Week's Show

If you're craving more, here are some links to organizations that were featured, extra information about the segments

Did you catch this week's "Chicago Today" show?

If you're craving more, here are some links to organizations that were featured, extra information about the segments and more to quench your thirst until next Friday.

(For links from 2020 shows click here)

Magnificent Coloring World

Experience Chance the Rapper’s new movie “Magnificent Coloring World” coming this summer.

BRAT: An 80's Story

Get your summer read started with Andrew McCarthy’s BRAT: An 80’s Story:

Travel Mom

Start your travel plans with The Travel Mom:

Par-King Skill Golf

In person activities are back, so get it started with miniature golf at Par-King Skill Golf:

Best Hot Dogs

Follow our hot dog expert for the best dogs in Chicago:

IG: @jaredfeastbobo use this link

IG: @likefoodchicago use this link


Friday, May 21

Common Knowledge

COMMON KNOWLEDGE hosted by Joey Fatone airs weeknights on Game Show Network:


If you are looking for a Sci-Fi series to binge then check out SOLOS on Amazon

Eat, Drink and Shop in Wicker Park

Big Star:

Vintage Underground:

Una Mae’s:



Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce:


Friday, May 14


Catch The Upshaws on Netflix this weekend:

Copper Fiddle Distillery

Celebrate National Whiskey day with Copper Fiddle Distillery:

Scene of the Crime

Rob Stafford investigates “Scene of the Crime”:


Chicago’s own Aidy Bryant is back for the series finale of Shrill on HULU:

Rose Mary

Check out the newest restaurant in the Fulton Market District Rose Mary:

National Chocolate Chip Day

Get your Chocolate Chips local this weekend for National Chocolate Chip Day!

Carol’s Cookies:

Orland Park bakery:

Dinkle’s bakery:


Friday, May 7

Handmaid's Tale

June is back with a vengeance in Handmaid’s Tale on HULU:

Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time

One of the best new shows to watch with your kids “Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time”:

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Become a “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual” written by Luvvie Ajayi Jones:

Jojo Shake Bar

Get your sweet treats from Jojo Shake Bar:

Things to Do With Mom This Weekend

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise:

Tea Party Cooking Class:

May 8

May 9

Free Mimosa for Mom at Funkenhausen:


Friday, April 29

Law and Order: Organized Crime

Stabler is back in Law and Order: Organized Crime:

Richardson Tulip Farm

Go to Richardson Tulip Farm for some Instagram worthy photos:


Manifest on NBC is back and it will keep you in suspense:

Why My Hero Had to Go

A children’s must read “Why My Hero Had to go?”

The Voice

Check out the competition on The Voice:

Buy Local With This Mother’s Day Gift Guide:  

Bordo Flowers Chicago:


Mabel’s Market:

Prestige Creative Market

Vanille Patisserie:

Long Grove Confection Company:

Packed with Purpose




Magic Nails:

Plant Based Beauty:


Friday, April 23

Paul Raci

Checkout Paul Raci  and his Oscar nominated performance in “Sound of Metal”:

Jackee Harry

Watch Jackee Harry cause havoc on Days of Our Lives:

The Marksman

Support local filmmakers by checking out “The Marksman” starring Liam Neeson on-demand:


Complete your Oscar weekend with some amazing cuisine from Avec:  

Earth Weekend

Mark Earth Weekend with giving our planet some love:

Dan Ryan Woods:

Old Town’s Spring Cleanup:



Friday, April 16

Garfield Park Conservatory

Flowers are in bloom at the Garfield Park Conservatory:

Jamie Foxx

Check out Jamie Foxx in his new comedy series “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!” on Netflix:

Skyler Astin

Enjoy more of Skyler Astin on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” on NBC:

Mayans M.C.

If you’re looking for a show to binge then “Mayans M.C.” on FX is worth it:

Lexi Sutter

Support Lexi Sutter in Dancing with Chicago Celebrities:


April 9, 2021

Thunder Force

Our movie pick of the week is Thunder Force on Netflix:


We’re 100 days away from the Olympics:

Mr. Mayor

Catch Mr. Mayor on Peacock:

American Cancer Society

For more information on the American Cancer Society:

Sushi Suite

Sushi Suite is so more then food, it’s an experience:


April 9, 2021

Soledad O'Brien

Journalist Soledad O’Brien Returns to Her Investigative Roots As She Follows a Family Searching for Justice in Who Killed My Son?:

Three Stories Bookstore

Support local and shop Three Stories Bookstore:

Cooking With Darryl

Follow Darryl on TikTok and get all his delicious recipes:


Catch Twitch on Ellen’s Game of Games on NBC:

Country Comfort

Enjoy the new family comedy with music Country Comfort on Netflix:

Pizza Tour

Book you virtual Pizza Tour with Finger Licking Foodie Tours:


Friday, March 26


In the mood for a girl power movie then check out Moxie on Netflix:


Catch Twitch on Ellen’s Game of Games on NBC:


If you would like to donate to #StopAsianHate:

Unstoppable Women

Meet some of the Woman’s Panel:

Ina Pinkney:

Roopa Weber:


Jacqui Russell:

Chicago Restaurant Week

Restaurant week continues so check out some of our featured locations:

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen:

Fox & Turtle

Las Tablas on Irving:


Friday, March 19

Ted Lasso

Check out Apple TV award winning series “Ted Lasso”:

Matt's Birthday Celebration With Jeni's

Help Celebrate Matthew’s birthday with some Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream:

Chicago Bulls

Make sure to watch the Chicago Bulls on NBC:

'Badass Women' Tour

Take the “Badass women” tour:

Jin Cruse

Join Jin Cruse in Silver Sister movement:

Good Bones

Get you home improvement tips from “Good Bones” on HGTV:

Refocus Publishing

Refocus your reading with “Refocus Publishing”:

Virtue Restaurant

Virtue Restaurant is a must dine location:


Friday, March 12

Tom and Jerry

See Chloe Grace Moretz in her hit movie, Tom and Jerry.

Local Irish Treats

Get your Irish Treats from some of our local bakeries:

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream:

Weber’s Bakery:

Kirshbaum Bakery

ECBG Cake Studio:

Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity

Read, Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equity:


Catch up on Season 1 & 2 of Dickinson on Apple TV:

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Barb & Star go to Vista Del Mar is one of the funniest comedies to watch this weekend:

Hughes Farrelly School of Irish Dance

Get your St. Patrick’s dance lesson with Hughes Farrelly School of Irish Dance:


Friday, March 5

One Chicago

Get your One Chicago fix:

Shamrock Our Blocks

Register to “Shamrock Our Blocks”:

Vaccinated State

Watch own Chris Hush’s docuseries Vaccinated State:

Jamie Kern Lima

Get your copy of Jamie Kern Lima’s book 'Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable' :

Allis Willis

Check Chicago’s own Allis Willis on Ruthless and Coming 2 America:

DIY Irish Crafts

Need more tips on making your DIY Irish Crafts? Let Jen help you!:


Friday Feb. 26

Fear of the Rain

Our movie pick of the week is Fear of the Rain:

Vivica A. Fox

Catch Vivica A. Fox’s collection of movies on “TUBI’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH" :

Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Get yourself a bottle of Uncle Nearest Whiskey:


Check out on of the funniest new comedies on NBC “Kenan”:

Black Massiah

If you haven’t seen it yet, then you should check out Judah and the Black Messiah:


Feb. 19

Kevin James

Check out Kevin James in his new comedy series The Crew:

Sugargoat Sweets

Get you Valentine’s Day sweet treats from Sugargoat Sweets:



Our movie pick of the week is Palmer on Apple TV:

Andrew Shaw

Blackhawk’s Fan Favorite Andrew Shaw is back on the ice:


Mental Health and Kids

If want to get in touch with any of our panelist from the Adolescent Mental Health segment:






Shawn Michelle's Ice Cream

Get your delicious ice cream from Shawn Michelle’s ice cream


Friday, Feb. 5

Order from Toscana

To place your Toscana by Fabio Viviani order then head to  


Follow Foodhaul on Instagram and Facebook:



Fabio Viviani

Follow Toscana by Fabio Viviani on Instagram and Facebook          



Fabio Viviani’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Recipes:

Real Housewives of Dallas

Don’t mess with Texas especially with the Real Housewives of Dallas:

Picnics in the Chi

Picnics in the Chi is changing lives one picnic at a time:

"Good News" Day Care

Help the Roseland Community “Good News” Day Care Center by donating your old books and volunteering:

Bub City

Get ready for the Big Game by ordering from Bub City located in Chicago & Rosemont:


Friday, Jan. 29

Farewell Amor

After 17 years in exile, a man is reunited with his family in Farewell Amor:

Mr. Iglesias

Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias starring Gabriel Iglesias is a comedy worth binging:

Van Gogh Exhibit

Check Out the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago:

Smart Dating Academy

Let Smart Dating Academy help you find love:

Big Chicago Stories

If you’re feel nostalgic then you should watch “Big Chicago Stories” with Phil Rogers:

Piece Pizza

Join Piece Pizza by giving to charity one pizza at a time with their Classic Rockin' Red 5150 Pizza--$5 from every pizza sold benefits the Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL):

Chicago Independent Venue League

Learn more about Chicago Independent Venue League: CIVL :

100 Days to Live

Our suspense film of the week is “100 Days to Live”:


Friday, Jan. 22


Our movie pick of the week is the thriller Fatale starring Michael Ealy:

Ever After

Get inside access to the success stories of your favorite child stars on the podcast “EVER AFTER” hosted by Jaleel White:

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Catch new episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on NBC:

Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop

Shop local, Shop at the Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop:  and Instagram:

Spilt Milk

Get your fresh and delicious pies from Spilt Milk in Oak Park :


Friday, Jan. 15

Mr. Mayor

If you’re looking for a new comedy series then make sure to watch MR. MAYOR:

Days of Our Lives

Fun Fact: Days of Our Lives is the longest running drama series:

The Midnight Sky

Our movie pick of the week is The Midnight Sky on Netflix:

Chicago Burger Bible

Do you have a passion for burgers then checkout the Chicago Burger Bible:



Maillard Tavern


DJ’s Westmont


Friday, Jan. 8

Winter Blues: Dr. Duffy

Battling the winter blues then reach out to Dr. Duffy to schedule an appointment:

Alicia Silverstone

Stay healthy this winter with Alicia Silverstone’s mykind Organics:

Getting Through Chicago Winter

We’ve go your list of NBC shows to help you get through a Chicago Winter:

Check out Ice-T & Jamie Gray Hyder in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in its 22nd season:

Catch Nurses on NBC & Peacock:

Show your support for the One Chicago Shows:

Chicago PD:

Chicago Fire:

Chicago Med:

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