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2W
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The Hamilton Handoff

The show’s creator and original lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, shares insight on the role with his Chicago replacement, Miguel Cervantes (including when to take a breath).

1 month
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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.

4 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.

6 months
ago

Best New Restaurants

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

10 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.

10 months
ago

Chance the Rapper

As the South Side native blows up on the national music scene, he’s committing himself to making a difference at home.

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