Chicago magazine’s September 2010 issue hits newsstands Thursday, August 19th. To schedule an interview with one of our writers or editors, please contact Elizabeth Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Harvest of Color (cover story): From cycling along the Mississippi to dining on a floating café in Elizabethtown, our editors highlight the area’s best-kept secrets and getaways for the fall season, spanning Michigan to Iowa.
Mayor Daley’s Bucket List: Ten suggestions for how the mayor can use the remainder of his time in office. Suggestions include a casino at McCormick Place, multiple uses for all that TIF money—and mayoral term limits.
Sammy Agonistes: The once beloved sports icon Sammy Sosa opens up to Chicago’s managing editor Shane Tritsch on his bitter parting with the Cubs.
Reversal of Fortune: In just four years, Jim Wetzel and Lance Lawson turned Jake into a Midwest retail empire. Yet as the economy slowed, the pair stopped paying their bills and eventually filed for bankruptcy last March. Now the duo is back with a new concept—space519—but will Chicago’s fashion industry welcome them back?
Shock of the New: We name the city’s top 40 artistic breakthroughs. Well-known names such as Wilco, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Ernest Hemingway make the cut. Who didn’t?
Brewin’ it in the Burbs: A short guide to some of Chicagoland’s unsung artisans of beer—suburban brewers.