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Blago: His Life in Prison

Five years ago, Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife and daughters goodbye, waved one last time to reporters, and flew to Colorado to start a 14-year sentence. In his first prison interview, the ex-governor reveals in startling detail what life has been like on the inside.

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These Waters Run Deep

The Chicago River is being reborn. To journey along it is to see the city’s future—and feel the undertow of its past.

2 months
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Best of Chicago 2017

In this special edition of our expertly curated tribute to the finest offerings in the city and suburbs, we’ve created 12 action plans, from building a gorgeous backyard garden to throwing a swank cocktail party. For each, we spotlight the best—and strictly the best—places to find everything you’ll need. Because why settle for anything less?

6 months
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Where to Buy Now

A decade after the real estate crash, Chicago-area prices are nearing peak levels again. Which means that for the first time in years, purchasing a house is not a lock as an investment. That’s where we come in. We’ve pored over the data to identify 22 neighborhoods and suburbs where you can still find good buys.

7 months
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Why We Love Chicago

We’re tired of our city getting knocked around. So we decided to punch back with this tribute, bursting with heartfelt and humorous contributions—67 in all—by our best writers, artists, poets, scholars, and entertainers. How do we love thee, Chicago? Let us count the ways.

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