An Unlikely Friendship with Dan Rostenkowski

A FRIENDSHIP IN WINTER: How a 34-year-old high-school dropout and recovering alcoholic found inspiration and a buddy in the irascible, imperious Dan Rostenkowski, the fallen political giant

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Marty Cook in Dan Rostenkowski’s Chicago office: a dramatically changed course. For more photos, launch the gallery »


EDITOR’S NOTE: Dan Rostenkowski died on August 11th at his home in Wisconsin. This story appears in Chicago magazine’s August issue, currently on newsstands.

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