Heart to Heart
by Dennis Rodkin

One out of every four Americans has heart disease. To help you beat the odds and stay healthy, we’ve assembled a guide to the newest techniques, top local doctors, and latest prevention methods.

Pate’s Palace
by Geoffrey Johnson
DuPage Airport, whose patron saint is state Senate president James “Pate” Philip, may be the finest general-aviation facility in the country. It is also a monument to excess, cronyism, and political arrogance.

Larger Than Life
by Gretchen Reynolds
Taking a cue from Colombian artist Fernando Botero, Chicago photographer Marc Hauser has stretched the limits of celebrity photography.

Weird Science and Industry
by Ted C. Fishman
The effort to revolutionize the Museum of Science and Industry has resulted in an institution that, so far, seems to be a late-model version of itself.

Painting the Air
by Colin Westerbeck
The largest exhibition of his work ever assembled charts the revolutionary vision of impressionist Claude Monet.

State of the Fairs
by Ted Allen, Gale Kappe, and Penny Pollack

Our survey of five Midwestern state fairs tells you how to get there, what to do – and what not to eat.



A former Bulls star’s hoop memories; a jazz singer’s new blue note; the nerve of an actress; and Chicago’s cartoon cats

The Goods
by Liza Schoenfein
Make a splash with bounty from the sea.

by Greg Hinz
In 1968, Chicago’s king of talk radio lost his job for remarks that would seem tame today. Plus, a bad idea for locking up ten-year-olds for life

Modern Times
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
Writer Achy Obejas came all the way from Cuba to dress down and stay out late.

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Frank Galati adapts Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.

by Arthur Kane
Why did a former aide shoot an NU faculty member?

Prime Time

Hot dates around town this month

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two far suburban spots show off Yankee ingenuity with creative turns on American classics.

Going Places
by Anne Spiselman
In Long Grove, a mix of quaint and upscale shops contrasts nostalgia with au courant.

by Terry Sullivan

For 33 years, a lost tribe has kept alive a dying game. Handball, anyone?