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2 months
ago

The Jet-Setters’ Guide to Weekends

With more—and more affordable—direct flights than ever before, it’s easy to plan a long-weekend jaunt abroad. Here, a playbook for 10 stellar mini vacations.

2 months
ago

The Hunting Accident

A Chicagoan’s quest to learn the truth about his father—whose life is the subject of a new graphic novel—delves deep into the city’s criminal past, crosses paths with one of the 20th century’s most notorious murderers, and leads to unexpected redemption.

3 months
ago

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.

3 months
ago

Best Private Schools

We ranked the 10 top-performing high schools—and crunched crucial data on all 95 in the area.

3 months
ago

The Urban Wild

Tucked throughout Chicago are verdant oases—some feral, others restored, each a respite from the noise of the city.

4 months
ago

Charlie Trotter Is Alive And Well

By the time Chicago’s iconic chef died in 2013 following a period of erratic behavior, his legacy seemed tarnished. But a fresh look at Trotter three decades after his restaurant opened reveals an overlooked truth: He left a lasting imprint on the city’s dining scene.

4 months
ago

#KingOfTheMitzvahs

Party emcee Kareem Wells—a.k.a. K.W.O.E.—once sold drugs on the West Side. Now he’s the toast of Chicago’s Jewish elite.

4 months
ago

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?

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