Top 40

In honor of the magazine's 40th anniversary in December 2010, we name the 40 best Chicago albums, restaurants, movies, and more.

Top 40 records by Chicago artists
TOP 40 RECORDS BY CHICAGO ARTISTS

by Jeff Ruby

 

Top 40 Chicago restaurants ever
TOP 40 CHICAGO RESTAURANTS EVER
by Penny Pollack

 

Top 40 Chicago movies
TOP 40 MOVIES FILMED IN CHICAGO
by Marcia Froelke Coburn

Top 40 Chicago Novels
TOP 40 CHICAGO NOVELS

by Geoffrey Johnson

 

Top 40 Chicago Words
TOP 40 CHICAGO WORDS
by Graham Meyer

 

Top 40 Chicago Sports Moments
TOP 40 CHICAGO SPORTS MOMENTS
by Noah Isackson, Geoff Johnson, and Shane Tritsch

Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs
TOP 40 ARTISTIC BREAKTHROUGHS

by Cassie Walker

 

Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs
TOP 40 CHICAGO BUILDINGS

by Geoffrey Johnson

 

Top 40 OMG moments
TOP 40 OMG MOMENTS

by Jennifer Tanaka