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July 1997 Table of Contents

Features

Street Smarts
by Todd Pruzan

We offer help for Chicago’s harried drivers and transit passengers: dozens of useful tips on getting around faster, easier, and freer of hassle, whether you travel by car, train, or bus.

The Fall and Rise of William Kennedy Smith
by Ted Allen
In a probing series of interviews, the Kennedy scion – acquitted in a notorious 1991 Palm Beach trial – talks about his life as a Chicago doctor and his campaign to aid the victims of land minds.

Homes Away from Home
by Philip Berger and Carroll Stoner
Buying a house in the country – even in the hottest weekend escape territory in the Midwest – isn’t an elusive dream. Here’s where to look.

In the Realm of the Senses
by Jeff Huebner
In a small room on the North Side, a reclusive menial laborer named Henry Darger created masterpieces of outsider art. The recent death of his landlord raises pressing questions about the fate of the artist’s estate.

The Pain Event
by Geoffrey Johnson
Reaching middle age or making an overzealous return to your favorite summer games may mean painful sports injuries, from tendonitis to tennis elbow. Sports medicine can help – even if you don’t play pro sports.

Departments

Letters

Contributors

Frontlines
A Harrison Ford thriller, a Frank Lloyd Wright opera, extraterrestrial etiquette, more

Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
Chicago’s incredible shrinking anchors; plus, Sammy the Bull makes a hit list.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Seductive razzle-dazzle: Our kind of show, Chicago is.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Nobody kicks the sand in the face of beach volleyball player Nancy Reno.

Business
by Don Babwin
Encyclopaedia Britannica tries to stop the red ink by joining the computer age.

Medicine Show

by Joel Reese
Fighting the war on cancer – with a meat grinder and tons of dried plants

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two well-known proprietors have altered their outlooks and moved to new digs.

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman
Chocolate advisory: Sweet stops jam a trail through northwestern Illinois.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Rats with wings? Hardly. Richard Swida’s homing pigeons are long-distance champions.

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