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2013 Best New Restaurants

The past 12 months witnessed scores of Chicago-area restaurant openings—but these 18 rise above the pack.

1 year
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Real Estate 2013: Where to Buy Now

Chicago-area home prices have finally bottomed out, most experts say—making now a great time to buy. Here are the 21 towns and neighborhoods to choose.

1 year
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The 100 Best Bars in Chicago

From gritty holes in the wall to cutting-edge cocktail lounges, Chicago is a drinker’s dream. But what of the 1,200-plus spots are most worth a visit? Chicago magazine’s 11-reporter team tossed back beverages in every corner of the city, sizing up each bar on drink quality and selection, service, and atmosphere.

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Top Hospitals in Chicago and the Suburbs

When you face a health crisis, where should you go? We tapped the expertise of pros who know the metro area’s medical care better than anyone—and crunched reams of data—to produce our first-ever ranking of the 12 best hospitals in Chicagoland.

1 year
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Top Hospitals: The List

The 12 biggest standouts in the area. PLUS: When you face a health crisis, where should you go? And how do local health care centers stack up nationally? Read more.

2 years
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Obama’s Power Problem

THE OBAMA WAY: Republicans may enjoy calling the president a typical Chicago politician. But Rick Perlstein argues that Obama isn’t Chicago enough—and that’s why he faces such a tough contest on November 6.

2 years
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Fall Culture Guide

Fall is typically Chicago culture’s golden season, but this one gleams platinum. We’re welcoming a Broadway-bound musical, an art blockbuster, first-class concerts, and the final installment of a razor-sharp literary trilogy—plus new plays, dances, movies, and more, from a crop of turbocharged Chicagoans.