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5 years
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Best Restaurants in Chicago: 30 under $30

We found a whole slew of great ways to eat well for less—trusty BYOs, prix fixe stunners, and places that don’t seem to realize how good they are

5 years
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Where to Get Stuff Fixed

Austerity is the word these days, and one way to stay within your budget is to get stuff fixed. But where to go? Turn to our guide to Chicago’s best fixers in 36 categories.

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The Best Burgers in Chicago

These days, you can get a decent burger pretty much anywhere in Chicago. Where do you go to get a great one? Here, our 30 favorites—upscale, downscale, or just plain messy

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Best of Chicago

Good: the well spoken of, the longtime favorites, the new and surprising. Better: the perfect extra fillip, the graceful technique, the revelatory debut. Best: See below

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Sex & Love

Even if romance doesn’t quite top food, clothing, or shelter on the hierarchy of needs for most Chicagoans, it’s a good bet that it tops the list of wants for many. In the following pages, we explore the intimate side of our town—and find it to be far friskier than the staid Midwestern stereotype suggests. Ever wonder what goes on in the bedrooms of ordinary Chicagoans? Or what really happened inside the Playboy mansion when Hef was frolicking in his Chicago heyday? For the answers to these and other urgent questions, read on.

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Weekend Getaways

Whatever your passion—architecture or antiques, pro sports or history, outdoor adventures or romantic wineries—the Midwest offers nearby destinations to satisfy even budget-conscious travelers.

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Who Makes What

Our 2009 survey of salaries around the city and beyond

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How to Deal with a Medical Crisis

Medical experts answer more than two dozen key questions—about second opinions, clinical trials, the limitations of insurance, and other significant topics—to help patients map a road to recovery