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Singles 2009

Unlike most superheroes, our top 20 singles don’t need alter egos. We think their real-life personas are pretty extraordinary.

From hockey rinks to firehouses, from kitchens to classrooms—we scoured the city in search of Chicago’s top 20 singles. Who needs superheroes when this crew is taking names in real life?

WEB EXCLUSIVES: Check out video interviews, more photos from the shoot, childhood pics, and behind-the-scenes shots of the singles

MEET THE SINGLES! Meet this year’s crew in person at Summer Lovin’, Chicago magazine’s annual mixer cosponsored by the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, this year benefiting brain tumor research. Tickets for the event, Friday, June 19th at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.), are available now at summerlovin.net.

Adam Burish

Brian Hynes

Camia Hoard

Eddie Lou

Ericka Ratcliff

Fabrice Calmels

Jabari “Naledge”

Jeff Pieta

Jenna Werdell

Laura Schwartz

Matthew Santos

Nelly Carreño

Raúl Coronado

Ryan Poli

Saba Elderkin

Sara Czosnyka

Sebrina Brewster

Shanon Lersch


Tamara Holder

Photography by Lisa Predko; Hair & Makeup: Martina Sykes; Assistant: Dana Pachl


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