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What Your Money Buys, by Dennis Rodkin
Trying to calculate what kind of house you can get for your money? Here’s what $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, or $1 million will buy locally-plus our annual survey of house prices in more than 270 Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs.

True Believer, by Steve Rhodes
He has fought the Mob and helped impeach a President. But now Chicago attorney David Schippers is battling to prove a connection between Oklahoma City and the September 11th attacks. Is he the latest dupe in a grand, improbable conspiracy-or could he be on to something?

Freedom’s Fighters, by Adriana Gardella
A Chicago filmmaker has hit upon a little-told tale of World War II: Jews who fled the Nazi terror in Germany and Austria, only to return there as U.S. citizens and soldiers in the fight against Hitler.

Chicago Too-Lite?, by Steve Rhodes
With PBS looking to expand its dwindling audience, WTTW picked Bob Sirott-a former DJ and wisecracking morning-show host-to take over a revamped Chicago Tonight.

At Home: Windows on the World, by Christine Newman
In this Highland Park lakefront house, the view is blue from almost every vantage.

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Letters

Contributors

Frontlines
A palace coup at the Field Museum; a mad scientist at Northwestern; drama over the Doomsday Clock; more

Style Sheet, by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Those lips, those eyes-colors for fall spring forward to brights and bolds.

Arts Beat
A cloudy future for the Terra Museum; Austin Pendleton is haunted by Orson Welles; Von Freeman turns 80; and rock concerts roll in dough.

Real Lives | The Laugh Track, by Marcia Froelke Coburn
In his own counter-terrorism campaign, former reporter Ray Hanania takes the stage as an Arab American comic.

Reporter | The Home Reckoner, by Bill Clements
Tom Corbett inspects houses. Some real estate agents wish he’d find another line of work.

Sports | Fast Company, by Ericka Mellon
Catherine Ndereba and Paula Radcliffe meet for the first time at the Chicago Marathon. It may go down as one of sports’ classic battles.

Dining Out | Sound Raves, by Dennis Ray Wheaton
A pair of new neighborhood restaurants with downtown expertise are quickly becoming destinations.

Deal Estate, by Dennis Rodkin
The area’s most expensive homes-as well as high-rise townhouses, well-lit urban condos, and the pricey Park Tower

Nightspotting, by Sarah Preston
Bad-boy rocker Tommy Lee in the flesh; the best night at Bacchus; cocktailing at Hotel Sofitel’s Le Bar

The Closer, by Jeff Ruby
It’s hard to talk to famous people, no matter how Friend-ly they seem. Here’s a chronicle of failure.

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