Summer: A User’s Guide
Now that summer is finally here, make the most of this glorious but fleeting season by following these experts tips about fashion, food, sports, and more.

The Trip to Bountiful
by Magda Krance with Amanda Kubek
Top Chicago chefs tour local farmers’ markets, sharing secrets about favorite vendors and summertime recipes. Our guide shows where to find the best of the best.

Lake Forest Envy
by Dennis Rodkin
Suburban communities are fighting back against the malling of America by redoing their downtowns, often in the image of the North Shore’s Market Square.

The House That Veeck Built
by Richard Cahan
Though he was baseball’s great showman, Bill Veeck guarded his private life closely. Here, 13 years after his death, his family talks about growing up with one of Chicago’s favorite characters.

At Home: Modern Times
by Christine Newman
Playing it straight, architect James Nagle and contractor Joseph Wangler build two houses together – one large, the other small.




An insider maps out the real Taste of Chicago; ex-Bull Norm Van Lier’s daughter scores points with a new film; the merry Teri Hatcher speaks; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Supreme body creams, canine beauty products, cool camp chairs, salad lite

Stage & Screen
by Penelope Mesic
Combat-ready actors get their kicks from a wired send-up of action adventure thrillers.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
After leaving the Art Institute, Ronne Hartfield moves ahead by looking back at her mother’s life.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
A pair of contemporary fish houses are luring diners into upscale waters.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
For little or no money down, you can buy just about anything these days – even a professional baseball team.
The Ghost of Jack Reiling
by Dan Halem and Jennifer Pruitt
The 1955 murder of three boys seemed to have reached closure four years ago with conviction of stableman Kenneth Hansen. But a dead man’s confession continues to raise questions.

by Lee Carpenter
Besides being inconvenient, Illinois tollbooths are grossly inefficient at collecting revenue. Let’s tear them down.

Expert Witness
Chef Jean Joho pushes leeks, resuscitates leftovers, and urges us not to fear the steamer.

Chicago Guides

Prime Time
In June
Ravinia opens with a great jazz lineup; the MCA throws a 24-hour party; and Women’s World Cup Soccer pits the United States against the world.


Newly recommended
Campagnola and Okno; also, Seasons and Spiaggia get upgraded to four stars.