Chicagoans of the Century
As the century races to a close, the era’s 100 most important Chicagoans pass in review. Mayors and musicians, architects and athletes, we rank them all. Who’s on first, who’s bringing up the rear – and who got left behind? Our definitive list tells all.

Right on Q
by Jonathan Eig
DePaul’s Quentin Richardson has won raves as one of the top freshmen in college basketball. The acclaim won’t go to his head if his dad has any say.

The Starbucks Gap
by Jonathan Eig
The booming nineties have not served Highland Park and Des Plaines in equal measure. In fact, the inequities could mean big trouble brewing.

Like Magic
by Penelope Mesic
A blooming beauty with a versatile, showstopping singing voice, Northwestern graduate Kate Baldwin is bound for glory.

Fashion: Merchant Ivory/Lush Life
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
For the season of the great white out, designers feature every shade of pale – along with a provocative splash of sultry brights.




Controversy at the CSO; the new Bond girl’s Downers Grove roots; more

Style Sheet
by Stacy Wallace-Albert
Celebrity-choice shoes, comfort quilts, mystic makeup wands, flower bower

The Big Deal in Wheeling
by John McDonough
In 1962, Dino, Sammy, and Frank took a faded suburban club for a spin. Now we know why.

Real Lives
by Marcia Froelke Coburn
When illness strikes, a couple share a kidney, then a commitment.

by Kevin Garrett
Costa Rica offers a wealth of adventure, from soft beaches to active volcanoes.

by Terry H. Burns
Before he was ousted, Ed Hanley ruled his union like a family business.

Dining Out
by Dennis Ray Wheaton
Out in the ‘burbs, it’s splitsville U.S.A. for Le Francais and the Liccionis.

Sullivan’s Travels
by Terry Sullivan
Roger Packard designs the courses that make golfers cry and curse.