The Best of Summer
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick

Good sports, hot suits, cool wheels – these are a few of our favorite things.

Rollin’ on the River
by Gretchen Reynolds
Towns across Illinois are taking the big gamble: floating casinos as economic salvation. Next in line, Chicago

Events Calendar
Art fairs, music festivals, bike races, and more – a guide to warm-weather fun

Pool Days
by Roderick Reves
Make waves in the season’s newest swimsuits – they’re all about art, elegance, and getting wet.

The Lost Son
by Edward R. Allen
Joshua Cadieux grew up in a thriving Christian commune. How did he end up a skinhead, charged with attempted murder?

Crazy Like a Fox
by Jeanne Rattenbury
A TV wunderkind hopes to tap the MTV generation in boosting Channel 32.

At Home
by Penelope Mesic
Susan Beard wanted a natural look for her Oak Brook garden – and she planted 9,000 bulbs to get it.



Scary tales, tall males, and a short kid on the Ioose; plus, Cries & Whispers

by Greg Hinz
Survival of the lobbyist; Madigan’s wise young things

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Film director Michael Apted is up on strong women.

Chicago Woman
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
A new health-care study acknowledges that women aren’t just men in dresses.

Prime Time
Hot dates around town this month

Real Estate

by Dennis Rodkin
Uncovering mistakes in adjustable-rate mortgages. Plus, recent sales

by Dennis Ray Wheaton
The idea behind this latest dining revival would have Allen Ginsberg howling and put Jack Kerouac back on the road.

Budget Beat
by Anne Spiselman and David Novick
Devon Avenue’s expanding universe dazzles with flavor, pleases with price.

Back Talk
by Henry Hanson

Al Capone, Jasper Johns, Lew Manilow, Diana Brooks, Maria Callas, Henry Fogel