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3 months
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The Day Harold Washington Died

It has been 30 years since Chicago bid farewell to the mayor who broke the Democratic machine and became a beacon of hope for thousands. In remembering the man and the moment, those close to him reveal how keenly his loss is still felt.

3 months
ago

Big Data Dining: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

And your spouse’s name, your ex-spouse’s name, your dog’s name, what kind of Chardonnay you like, how you treat the valets, and a whole lot more. Welcome to the data-driven era of dining in Chicago.

4 months
ago

Chicago’s Best Steakhouses 2017

It’s a good time to be a carnivore in Chicago. Seemingly overnight, a new guard of bold restaurateurs, building on the traditions of a few old-school spots that continue to shine, has begun transforming the notion of what a red-meat temple should be. The honorees in this ranking of the city’s best steakhouses—our first since 2013—are delivering smarter service, scene-stealing sides, impeccable aging and sourcing, and, above all else, a near-fanatical commitment to diners’ pleasure.

4 months
ago

Bold, Beautiful, Brutal

Love it or hate it, the postwar architectural movement known as Brutalism was big in Chicago. Now, after years of being loathed, it’s gaining new appreciation.

4 months
ago

The Lonely Crusade of Jim DeRogatis

Over the past 17 years, the city’s loudest rock critic has been consumed by an increasingly high-profile undertaking: investigating the allegations of sexual abuse against R&B star R. Kelly.

5 months
ago

Found in Chicago

You’d be amazed what you can discover about a city—and its people—simply by looking down.

5 months
ago

My Dinner Party with Grant

Chicago’s Carrie Schedler wanted to become a better home cook, so she invited the city’s most famous chef to help her. Much to her surprise, he said yes.

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