World Class Doctors
by Dennis Rodkin and Geoffrey Johnson

There are doctore – and then there are doctors. These 20 area specialists stand in the forefront of their profession, pioneers in the war against disease.

Making Them Talk
by Jonathan Eig
Chicago police extracted murder confessions out of two young boys – even though later evidence suggested they had not committed the crime.

Jeremy Piven Acts Out
by Ted Allen
Although Very Bad Things didn’t score big, actor Jeremy Piven is piercing hardened critical hearts on TV’s Cupid.

Losing Ramiro
by Marc Spiegler
Chicago poet Luis Rodriguez fought desperately to steer his son Ramiro away from street life. Now Ramiro is in prison for attempted murder.

The 1998 Chicagoans of the Year
Celebrating the inspirational achievements of eight outstanding individuals – including a blues queen, a Cubs MVP, and an inner-city school prinicipal

Passion Play
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
For creative custom-tailored weddings, local designers are spinning out singular styles in gowns, wraps, and jewelry. Plus, a guide to gift registries

The Bar Guide
by Jeff Ruby and David Zivan
We found more than 140 spots in the city to venture at night, from classic neighborhood taverns to the newest dance clubs and cocktail lounges.




The Soup Nazi, Chicago style; Second City alum Horatio Sanz hits Saturday Night Live; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Revamped furs, boots laced with silver and gold, cutting a rug

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
In the play How I Learned to Drive, the characters ignore the stop signs.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Reconstructing a life, marriage, and family after a brutal sexual assault

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two divergent North Side restaurants share a common heritage – whether they realize it or not.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
A South Side pub that offers Bud, Michelob, and model trains