The High Cost of Letting Edison Do It
by Alfredo S. Lanier

Commonwealth Edison’s commitment to nuclear energy remains strong. Is it a case of foresight or folly?

The Best of Dines, the Worst of Dines
by Carla and Allen Kelson
Once again, the restaurants our readers like most and the ones they love to hate. Plus stupendous dessert recipes from five winners. Bon appetit!

The Goods: Toys for Grownups
by Jamie Gilson
Playthings for connoisseurs for whom age is a state of mind and a great toy is forever

Toys in the Attic
by Joanne Trestrail
Tinkertoys, Lincoln Logs, Ouija boards, the Oz books – Chicago was tops when it came to play.

Learning to be Gorillas
by Jack Star
At Lincoln Park Zoo’s Great Ape House, there’s no such thing as solitary confinement.

The Bank that Couldn’t Say No
by Dan Rottenberg
For years, Continental apparently could do no wrong. Suddenly, with the Penn Square fiasco, it seemed incapable of doing anything right.

Staying Hungry with Charlie O
by William Brashler
Baseball was only one of Charles Oscar Finley’s magnificent obsessions. There have been others, and there always will be.

Fine Adjustments
Fiction by Marcia Froelke Coburn

A storefront lawyer puts himself on the line – this time for a Kawasaki KZ1000.

The Pioneers who Moved East
by Delia O’Hara
Chicago was the new land for many Japanese Americans just released from internment camps in World War Two.



by Henry Hanson
Mayor Byrne’s Orchestra Hall debut; flowers and Champagne at Lyric’s opening night; “Best of the Fests” at the Chicago International Film Festival

William Brashler: The Rise of Beefcake
It isn’t Jim Palmer’s pitching arm that’s the center of attention in his underwear ads.

Audio: Thinking Small
by Rich Warren

Sonic wonders from speakers that stay out of your way

Travel: Hawaii, a State of Contrasts
by Jack Star
Too few tourists venture beyond Honolulu’s shopping malls and hotel strips. And that’s a pity.

City: Dr. Crypton, We Presume
by Toni Schlesinger
The Museum of Science and Industry marks its 50th birthday by asking some curious questions.
Books: The Years of Confidence

In the early thirties, Virginia Woolf wrote of living fully, freely, and adventurously.

Movies: Film Fever
by Dave Kehr
At Toronto’s Festival of Festivals, the small, dark rooms are filled with sweetness and light.
Art: Gallery Hoping
by Henry Hanson
SuHu is flourishing as arty types make the move.
Chicago As It Was: Lunching

by Perry R. Duis and Glen E. Holt
The city that invented the skyscraper brought you the cafeteria, too, and there really was a free lunch.

Dining on a Budget: Tropic Topics; or, Tropical Tropical
by Jill and Ron Rohde
Our Philippine restaurants offer something exotic for the eye as well as the palate.

The Best of Chicago: Read All About It
by Darcie Sanders
Bob Katzman’s Hyde Park news stand should satisfy even the most voracious journal junkie.

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