The Newest Medical Heroes
by Mark D. Uehling

The family doctor is making a comeback, thanks in part to the Clintons’ planned health-care reforms. But there is a serious shortage in Chicago and nationwide. Why? And how can you find the best family doctor for you?

Freedom Writer
by Penelope Mesic
Anchee Min escaped the repression of China’s Cultural Revolution by enrolling at the School of the Art Institute. Her powerful true account of life in her native country promises to be a big success in her new one.

Heir Jordan
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
The Bulls’ Scottie Pippen is at the pivotal point in his career now that Michael Jordan has retired. And the inscrutable Mona Lisa of basketball could be the next leader of the pack. But he’ll do it his way.

Comedy College
by Cindy Pearlman
Many aspiring actors see the Second City Training Center as a springboard to Second City’s main stage and, from there, to Saturday Night Live. Some call it the Harvard of hilarity. Others call it a waste of time.

The Look of Love
by Libby Morse
For on-the-aisle style no matter what your taste, check out your scenarios for three types of weddings: traditional, artsy, and academic.

The Late Show
by Mark Jannot and Liza Schoenfein
What’s new? What’s closed? Which concepts flopped this year? Our fifth annual guide to Chicago’s bars and nightclubs



Sensitivity at the Sun-Times; stupid science tricks with David Letterman

by Greg Hinz
The politics of health care stirs debate over County Hospital; plus, dispensation for a pill

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Around the world in 20 days – flying a small plane in a big race with men

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Edward Albee’s 1966 masterpiece, A Delicate Balance, opens at Court Theatre.

by Cynthia Hanson
Steve Dahl and Garry Meier reigned supreme as Chicago’s shock radio jocks. But static finally split them apart.

Prime Time

Hot dates around town this month

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Owners of the South Side’s Moo & Oink learn what a cutthroat business real-estate development is. Plus, recent and notable sales

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
A lovely weekend getaway is just 160 miles west of Chicago: The town of Galena lures visitors with charming historic homes, shopping, and recreation.

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
For fine Italian dining, take homegrown chefs ripened in stellar French restaurants, and put them in kitchens in Evanston and Highwood.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Al Capone, Irving Berlin, Morton Gould, Philip Glass, James Squires, Lee Godie, Michael Bonesteel, William Perry, Zarada Gownlock, and Lisa Gengler