The Power Pack
by Marc Spiegler

Presenting Chicago’s 100 most powerful people, from Hizzoner and cronies to superrich business leaders to a certain hoops demigod

Bound for Glory
by Jonathan Eig
Novelist Leon Forrest, author of the highly praised but rarely read Divine Days, always wanted to be recognized as a great writer. Last fall, facing the ultimate deadline, he raced to finish his last book.

All Night Long
by Brian McCormick
Stop counting sheep – insomnia and other sleep disorders are no longer the nightmare they once were. Here’s where to find help.

Local Heroes
By struggling to make their dreams real, our nine Chicagoans of the Year for 1997 – including a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a pair of teen journalists, and a crusading suburban mom – enriched all our lives.

The Late Show
by Todd Savage and Steven Shundich
Want to know what’s new and notable on the bar and club scene? We have answers: a guide to dozens of fresh spots in the city and ‘burbs.

Wedding Belles
by Carroll Stoner
Finding a mate is just the beginning of the choices awaiting women on the brink of marriage. Take our advice on frocks, flowers, photographers, and fabulous cakes for a grand finale.




Mark Giangreco, Judy Markey, Alex Kotlowitz, The Aluminum Group, and more

Power Lines
by Marc Spiegler
A downed developer rises; plus, how Daley’s salary compares with his peers’

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
The beat is on when Eric Bogosian goes back to the ‘burbs in his new play, Griller.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
At Northwestern University, the women’s basketball team is holding court.

First Person
by Tony Adler
It’s easier these days to afford braces, but perfect teeth have a hidden cost.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Small-town doesn’t mean small potatoes at two restaurants far from the city.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
First, Harley-Davidson makes you deaf. Now it wants to trademark the sound.