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2 years
ago

Garry McCarthy Under the Gun

UNDER THE GUN: After a surprisingly chill NATO, Chicago’s police superintendent was the man of the hour. But the recent spate of violent weekends, and fear that the body count could continue to rise as summer marches on, threaten to tarnish the resumé of this one-time rising star

2 years
ago

How Jake Nickell Built His Threadless Empire

FROM SMALL TO XXL: You’ve heard of crowdsourcing? The 31-year-old founder of the Chicago T-shirt company basically invented it. Now he’s taking it to malls across the country

2 years
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Oprah Winfrey and OWN on the Ropes

TOO BIG TO FAIL? Chicago’s former media queen is struggling to save the network that bears her name. How things went so wrong—and how Oprah is handling the career challenge of her life

2 years
ago

The Mob’s Last Gasp?

THE GANG THAT WOULDN’T DIE: This month three Chicago senior citizens are set to be sentenced for an audacious plot to rob a mob boss’s home. A story of thrill-seeking, revenge, and the decline of the Outfit

2 years
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Jay Doherty and the City Club of Chicago Under Fire

CLUB JAY: Has the powerful lobbyist Jay Doherty, the president of the City Club of Chicago, transformed that venerable organization into a means to enrich his clients—and himself? The Illinois attorney general is investigating. But the answer may not be so black and white