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2 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.

3 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.

3 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?

3 months
ago

What’s In Their Fridge?

Grant Achatz really likes Ben & Jerry’s— and other fascinating things we learned by peeking inside five top chefs’ home refrigerators

4 months
ago

What Cops Know

You can learn a lot about a city by seeing it through the eyes of police officers who patrol it.

4 months
ago

Woman on Fire

The Illinois budget debacle has left both sides bruised, but state comptroller Susana Mendoza has emerged from the fight more powerful than ever.

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