The Downstater
by Greg Hinz

Sorting out the mysterious ways of Governor Jim Edgar – a clean-living country boy who hates Chicago. Or does he?

Two Crains Running
by Nancy Millman
Crain Communications – the country’s 99th-biggest media empire – has thrived with “Mom” at the top. But what will happen when her sons take over?

by Bob Daily
Second baseman Ryne Sandberg is passionate about his family and his privacy. Now he’s got to cope with being a $28-million man who’s second to none.

The Goddesses
by Bob Daily
To reinvent performance art, it takes high-voltage women with a will to be heard. These outsiders are in to stay – they’re not going away.

Comfort Zones
by Bob Daily, Jan Parr and Gretchen Reynolds
At the best resorts you can have it all – sports, fine dining, a dose of pampering, the great outdoors. Here are five in the Midwest that make our grade.

At Home
by Dan Santow
In this renovated Gold Coast kitchen, the look is cool, contemporary, and warm.



Chi-Lites highlights, hip-hop hats, and shoes on the run

by Greg Hinz
Mob buster Fred Foreman steps aside; Rostenkowski wannabes dream dreams; Sneed has a bad day.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
What’s shown at the Film Center is not for highbrows only.

Chicago Woman

by Marcia Froelke Coburn
To succeed as a sculptor, Carol Kreeger Davidson had to make her own breaks.

by Penelope Mesic
The race is on – two research companies are spending millions to develop a safe substitute for human blood.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
The secret small-town splendor of Hutchinson Street; plus, recent residential sales

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
The big new thing is good old Italian-American spaghetti joints.

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Middle Eastern supper clubs offer a different night out.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Ute Lemper, Edith Piaf, Rita Moreno, Richard Hull, Michael Jordan, and Claes Oldenburg