The Great Antique Hunt
by Leah Eskin

How the search for the real thing led from a famous Michigan market to an Amish-country auction to an amazing mother lode across the Mississsippi

Maggie on the Move
by Patricia Lear
Chicago’s first lady has defined her own quiet role on the charity and cultural circuits, but the Daleys’ departure from Bridgeport has drawn attention that she doesn’t want.

A Breach of Promise
by Gretchen Reynolds
The passionate courtship of the rich rancher and the attractive lawyer led to a costly courtroom showdown – and an ongoing debate about love and the law.

The Ballad of Black Jack
by Bob Daily
He pitched the White Sox to a division title, then bombed in the playoffs. Now, after a winter of discontent, Jack McDowell aims to shut out the doubters.

Track to the Future
by Greg Hinz
Will Chicago roll into the 21st century on the wheels of high-speed rail? Or will it be left with the caboose?

At Home: Revival of the Fittest
by Christine Newman
The Kenwood house that antique dealer Todd D. H. Schwebel bought was in ruins, but a beauty with a significant past was behind it all.



Using smell to sell; Hansel and Gretel debuts as a ballet; the special Chicago sports edition of “Separated at Birth?”; and an exhibition of Elvis art

by Greg Hinz
Midlife crisis at the Reader; housing for the elderly, with a twist of youth; plus, Mayor Daley’s rise from the depths

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Two doctors in the house – a husband-and-wife team takes on breast cancer.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Three basketball addicts score with a documentary about kids who try to get ahead by going for the NBA.

Modern Times
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Some therapists believe that past-life regression is a patient’s ticket to a less-troubled future.

by Cynthia Hanson

Pssst! The secret’s out: More and more parents are sending their kids to the Chicago Waldorf School.

Prime Time

Hot dates around town this month

The Goods

by Leah Eskin
Leave the wet look behind with gear that will see you through stormy weather.

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
From gefilte fish to caviar, two pan-ethnic spots dish traditional foods with courtly pizzazz.

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Diverse Middle Eastern foods are really just kissin’ cousins.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Jane Sahlins, Julian Frazin, Spike Lee, Laura Esquivel, and Alfred Hitchcock