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2 years
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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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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.

2 years
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Best of Chicago 2012

We pick 124 winners: amazing food, wonderful bars, super shops, culture finds, top-notch health and beauty services, great stuff for kids, and outstanding neighborhood businesses

3 years
ago

The Alfresco Guide to Summer: Best Things to Do Outdoors in Chicago

The breezes are balmy. The skies are blue (the lake, too). Summer is hands down the best season in Chicago. Why on earth would you stay inside? With this painstakingly researched guide to 167 best dining, drinking, shopping, concertgoing, and flower-smelling options to be found out of doors in ten neighborhoods, you’ll need to retreat from Mother Nature only to sleep. And we’re pretty sure even that is optional.

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