Racing for a Cure
by Gretchen Reynolds

For restaurants battling cancer in the laboratories and clinics of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the smallest breakthrough is big news – and cause for hope.

Chicago’s Contributions to Civilization
by Henry Hanson and Geoffrey Johnson
Give enterprising people the chance to use their heads and they come up with all sorts of things – from beer cans to skyscrapers, Playboy to Poetry.

Recovery Zone
by Greg Hinz
After two decades of restructuring, the Chicago area’s economy is back on track, most experts say. But the benefits depend on where you work and where you live.

The Gripe Guide
by Leah Eskin
Bummed out by noisy neighbors, high taxes, shoddy repair work? Here’s where to complain about those urban ills – and many others.



Talk show tell-all, media bloopers, and a funny guy on Fox; plus, Cries & Whispers

by Greg Hinz
National pols find friendly funds; cultures clash in Rogers Park; Daley and Orr do a minuet.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
The Piven family continues to act up in Chicago – and out in Hollywood.

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Picturing the next generation at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

by Henry Hanson
David Grafton was a biographer, but his own life was a mystery.

by Richard Lalich
Will Walter Payton finally get a team of his own?

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Eyesores in the Indiana Dunes; plus, recent residential sales

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Escape to Wisconsin, city style: Take a side trip into Milwaukee.

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Fusion’s the buzzword in dining today, but sometimes it seems like confusion.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Bobby Short, Alan Stone, Frank Galati, N. Scott Momaday, Hope McCormick