How They Met
by Christine Newman

Thirty couples tell their mating game stories – true-life tales of meeting cute, missing connections, getting struck by lightning, and making all the right bold, fast-forward moves.

20 Places to Find That Special Someone
by Lucinda Hahn
Looking for love? We go beyond the bar scene to offer these suggestions – venues where love is in the air and where meeting your heart’s desire might just be a breeze.

Born to Con
by Jonathan Eig
Before his turn as a mole in Operation Silver Shovel, John Christopher was a master scam artist and crook. Now, details on a shadowy figure so corrupt, says a judge, he tainted the entire investigation

The Sunken Treasurer
by Ted Allen
Miriam Santos was once a reform-minded rising political star. But her scary temper and bullying manner may explain the behavior that led to her conviction on fraud and extortion charges.

The Magnificent Seven
by Dennis Ray Wheaton and Anne Spiselman
If it’s Wednesday, this must be Savarin…Our dining critics weigh in on a week’s worth of the city’s finest plats du jour.




Marc Grace mouths off; the secret lives of street gangs; a Lincoln Park tailor to sigh for; James Finn Garner’s “genius grant” application; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
The art of butterflies and bugs, shades by Chanel, uptown shoes and boots

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
The actors of Redmoon Theater get physical when they put on a kings of the hill spectacular.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
After six years as top aide to Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel cools off and comes home to Chicago.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
The big man mourns the passing of the neighborhood deli.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Two new fast track restaurants have urban style and plenty of chic patrons. Oh, yeah – the food’s not bad, either.

by Christopher Benson
As judge, candidate, and lawyer – indeed, for most of his life – R. Eugene Pincham has waged high-profile battles for social justice. His current fight may prove the most significant of all.

by Jo Beth McDaniel
A handful of big-spending hoteliers put their money on elegance as Las Vegas goes luxurious.

Expert Witness
by Tara Croft
Designer Doug Levine renovates for less, converts the house into a home, and makes everything old new again.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time

In July
Topiary is a top draw at the Chicago Botanic Garden; Bob Dylan and Paul Simon make beautiful music together in Tinley Park; and much more


Suzy Crofton puts multiculturalism on the menu at Watusi; La Petite Folie promises authentic French bistro fare to Hyde Parkers.