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1W
ago

Best Public Schools in Chicago

For our new rankings of the Chicago area’s public elementary and high schools, we plunged deeper into the data than ever before, using smarter, fairer, and more reliable new ways of measuring performance—and got some surprising results.

3 months
ago

Elena Delle Donne

You may not know the name, but Elena Delle Donne is the best female basketball player on the planet. And she’s right in your backyard. The kicker: Her rise almost ended before it began.

5 months
ago

Best New Restaurants

Haute French, Dutch-Indo fusion, and everything in between—these are the 15 newcomers that blew us away.

9 months
ago

Chicagoans of the Year

Our five honorees include a powerful hip-hop voice for millennials, a literary pied piper, a healer for wounded warriors, a ringmaster trying to knock out youth violence, and a globetrotting emergency care doctor.

12 months
ago

Art Smart

Inspired by the painterly looks on fall runways, fashion editor Heiji Choy Black puts together 11 perfect-for-Chicago outfits. Plus: Key styling tips for the season ahead

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