Profiles in Courage
We honor our 1999 Chicagoans of the Year, seven men and women whose determination, vision, and grit made our city a better place to live.

Best Hospitals
by Geoffrey Johnson and Dennis Rodkin
Chicago and the suburbs have dozens of excellent hospitals. Here is a look at the cream of the crop – and the medical specialties in which they excel.

Vonnie and Clyde
by Shane Tritsch
Siobhan and Clyde Engle seem to have it all: fabulous wealth, style, and friends in high society. But there’s a problem – troubling questions about Clyde’s many business failures.

The Rainmaker
by Steve Rhodes
Lou Weisbach, founder of Ha-Lo Industries, has emerged as a key Democratic fundraiser for the 2000 Presidential election. What’s a nice guy like him doing in the muck of campaign finance?

Get Me to the Church on Time
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
A guide to best-dressed wedding bliss, with selected resources for head-to-toe beauty and glam: fantasy veils, knockout gowns, casual confections, and sexy footwear for taking that big step




An all-woman triumvirate takes over at Leo Burnett; James Finn Garner hosts a millennium closeout sale; why brutal is best for finding love in the personal ads; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Accessories for intrepid travelers: a scenic skirt, a revival kit, a brand-new bag

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
A Chicago couple make star turns in a play about a Harlem Renaissance love triangle.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
To resolve her own tragedy, Barbara Sonneborn filmed a documentary about women widowed by the Vietnam War.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Because man cannot live on sausage along, a West Side meat plant doubles as a high-tech recording studio.

First Person
by Sugar Rautbord
Socialite and novelist Sugar Rautbord took a dip off Ivana Trump’s yacht in the Mediterranean – and ended up swimming for her life.

by Steve Rhodes
She passed up a congressional run to stay in a job with little authority. Does Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood know something we don’t?

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Liberte, egalite, crème brulee: Two charming new bistros shot “Vive la France!” – one from the South Side, the other from the western suburbs.

Expert Witness
by Tara Croft
Beer man Greg Hall promotes sampling six-packs with dinner, brewing with malt, and eating it, too.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

Blowin’ in January
Terence Blanchard joins Trumpet Summit at Orchestra Hall, and Sigmund Freud acts out in Stepphenwolf’s Hysteria.

June in January

Green City Market sets up shop at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago; Ezuli’s Caribbean spice warms Wicker Park.