Power Lawyers
by Greg Hinz and Randall Samborn

The shadow government: legal eagles who wield the clout in Chicago, Springfield, and Washington, D.C.

Dangerous Liaison
by Nancy Millman
His estranged wife murdered, his business partner charged in the crime, his job and reputation gone, Dean Olds faces an uncertain future.

Air Hollywood
by Marshall Sella
If Michael Jordan is really going to Hollywood, as rumors suggest, these are the movies he should plan to make.

“Come On, God, Make My Day”
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Unity in Chicago – “the church of light, love, and laughter” – is led by a minister who runs a service as if it’s a standup comedy act. He plays to a full house of baby boomers looking for religion.

Al Fresco and His Friends
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
When the summer warmth fills the air, outdoor cafes crowd the sidewalks. But six patios, sheltered from traffic and noise, are perfect spots for a simple snack or sumptuous repast.



Lesbians on the big screen; PBS tackles the Jon Burge case; why Chicago plays bomb on Broadway; and ex-Cub Marla Collins

by Greg Hinz
City neighborhoods lose that live-and-let-live feeling; what it takes to win a Pulitzer; plus, a new center to help the media get religion

Modern Times
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Rainbow Adventures is a travel business based on one woman’s fantasies – and men aren’t allowed.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Nick Nolte has a go at comedy – and Julia Roberts – in a movie about two competing Chicago journalists.

Show Biz
by Penelope Mesic
Chicagoan Darryl Roberts is happily caught in the middle of a Hollywood bidding war for his latest screenplay.

by Dennis Rodkin

Developer Perry Bigelow decided to get to know some poor people – and help rebuild the crumbling West Side.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

The Goods

by Leah Eskin
Nature is a natural for summer – do it with the birds and the bees.

Lunch with Henry
by Henry Hanson
In town to scout locations for a movie based on an early David Mamet play, budding director Joe Manegna takes time out to sample some Rush Street pasta.

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Gently rolling hills and sparkling lakes beckon vacationers to Lake Geneva and neighboring towns.

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Square meals and fair deals are all the rage at two new restaurants giving lots of basic American bang for your buck.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Bob Dylan, Eva Maddox, Ned Rorem, Fernando Botero, Ruth Edelman, Maureen and Edward Byron Smith, Jr.