by Todd Pruzan
We offer help for Chicago’s harried drivers and transit passengers: dozens of useful tips on getting around faster, easier, and freer of hassle, whether you travel by car, train, or bus.
The Fall and Rise of William Kennedy Smith
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In a probing series of interviews, the Kennedy scion – acquitted in a notorious 1991 Palm Beach trial – talks about his life as a Chicago doctor and his campaign to aid the victims of land minds.
Homes Away from Home
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Buying a house in the country – even in the hottest weekend escape territory in the Midwest – isn’t an elusive dream. Here’s where to look.
In the Realm of the Senses
by Jeff Huebner
In a small room on the North Side, a reclusive menial laborer named Henry Darger created masterpieces of outsider art. The recent death of his landlord raises pressing questions about the fate of the artist’s estate.
The Pain Event
by Geoffrey Johnson
Reaching middle age or making an overzealous return to your favorite summer games may mean painful sports injuries, from tendonitis to tennis elbow. Sports medicine can help – even if you don’t play pro sports.
A Harrison Ford thriller, a Frank Lloyd Wright opera, extraterrestrial etiquette, more
by Marc Spiegler
Chicago’s incredible shrinking anchors; plus, Sammy the Bull makes a hit list.
Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Seductive razzle-dazzle: Our kind of show, Chicago is.
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Nobody kicks the sand in the face of beach volleyball player Nancy Reno.
by Don Babwin
Encyclopaedia Britannica tries to stop the red ink by joining the computer age.
by Joel Reese
Fighting the war on cancer – with a meat grinder and tons of dried plants
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Two well-known proprietors have altered their outlooks and moved to new digs.
by Anne Spiselman
Chocolate advisory: Sweet stops jam a trail through northwestern Illinois.
by Terry Sullivan
Rats with wings? Hardly. Richard Swida’s homing pigeons are long-distance champions.
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